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Hulu’s The 1619 Project and Showtime’s Nothing Lasts Forever Top Broadcast Nominations

Los Angeles, C.A., October 19, 2023 — Cinema Eye Honors, the organization that recognizes outstanding artistic achievement in nonfiction and documentary films and series, kicked off its 17th season today with its first awards announcements for 2024. Among the announcements were the nominees in five Broadcast categories, the annual Shorts List — spotlighting 10 of the year’s top documentary short films — the 20 films on the Audience Choice Prize Long List and the unveiling of this year’s Unforgettables Honorees.

Hulu’s The 1619 Project and Showtime’s Nothing Lasts Forever led today’s Broadcast Film and Series announcements with three nominations each. The 1619 Project, adapted from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones work with the New York Times and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, scored nods in Anthology Series, Broadcast Editing and Broadcast Cinematography. Jason Kohn’s Nothing Lasts Forever, which entertainingly explores the history and future of the diamond industry, scored nods in Broadcast Film, Broadcast Editing and Broadcast Cinematography.

Hulu led all networks and streamers with eight nominations in all. Netflix scored five nominations, while Showtime received four. Other films and series receiving multiple nominations include Hulu’s Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, directed by Lana Wilson; National Geographic’s Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin; Netflix’s Our Planet II; FX’s Dear Mama, directed by Allen Hughes, and Peacock’s Paul T. Goldman, directed by Jason Woliner.

In addition to the Broadcast nominations, Cinema Eye also announced the Audience Choice Award Long List which includes 20 of the year’s most acclaimed and talked about documentaries. Each year, tens of thousands of nonfiction fans have the opportunity to select the final ten nominees and the ultimate winner. This year’s Audience Choice Prize Long List films include many of the year’s most acclaimed and talked about documentaries.

Cinema Eye also announced the ten films on this year’s Shorts List, the organization’s annual list of semi-finalists for its Nonfiction Short Film Honor. Of those ten films, five or six will be announced as the official nominees in the Cinema Eye Honors Short Film category next month. For the first time Cinema Eye will screen all ten of the Shorts List films in both Los Angeles and New York, with a screening at Vidiots in LA on Saturday, October 21 and in NYC at DCTV on Sunday, November 19. 

Finally, Cinema Eye announced its annual list of The Unforgettables – a category unique to Cinema Eye that celebrates the collaboration between filmmakers and the participants in front of the camera. These individuals from 15 feature films mark the first named Honorees for the 2024 awards.

Today’s announcements were made at the annual Cinema Eye Fall Lunch, held in Downtown Los Angeles. The Lead Host for the Fall Lunch was National Geographic Documentary Films. Co-Hosts included Hulu, Max and Netflix.

A full list of this year’s announcements and nominees follows.

Audience Choice Award Long List

20 Days in Mariupol
Directed by Mstyslav Chernov

32 Sounds
Directed by Sam Green

American Symphony
Directed by Matthew Heineman

Beyond Utopia
Directed by Madeleine Gavin

Bobi Wine: The People’s President
directed by Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo

A Compassionate Spy
Directed by Steve James

Confessions of a Good Samaritan
Directed by Penny Lane

The Deepest Breath
Directed by Laura McGann

The Eternal Memory
Directed by Maite Alberdi

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
Directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson

Little Richard: I Am Everything
Directed by Lisa Cortés

Invisible Beauty
Directed by Bethann Hardison and Frédéric Tcheng

Joan Baez I Am a Noise
Directed by Karen O’Connor, Miri Navasky and Maeve O’Boyle

Kokomo City
Directed by D. Smith

The Mission
Directed by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss

The Pigeon Tunnel
Directed by Errol Morris

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
Directed by Anna Hints

Stamped From the Beginning
Directed by Roger Ross Williams

Stephen Curry: Underrated
Directed by Peter Nicks

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
Directed by Davis Guggenheim

The Unforgettables Honorees

American Symphony, Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad

Apolonia, Apolonia, Apolonia Sokol

Bobi Wine: The People’s President, Bobi Wine

Confessions of a Good Samaritan, Penny Lane

The Disappearance of Shere Hite, Shere Hite

The Eternal Memory, Augusto Góngora & Paulina Urrutia

Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project, Nikki Giovanni

Invisible Beauty, Bethann Hardison

Joan Baez: I Am a Noise, Joan Baez

Kokomo City, Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell and Dominique Silver

The Pigeon Tunnel, David Cornwell aka John le Carré

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, Michael J. Fox

A Still Small Voice, Margaret “Mati” Engel,

Twice Colonized, Aaju Peter

While We Watched, Ravish Kumar

Broadcast Film Nominees

Being Mary Tyler Moore
Directed by James Adolphus | HBO | Max

Judy Blume Forever
Directed by Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok | Prime Video

Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power
Directed by Sam Pollard and Geeta Gandbhir | Peacock

Nothing Lasts Forever
Directed by Jason Kohn| Showtime

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields
Directed by Lana Wilson | Hulu | ABC News Studios

The Stroll
Directed by Kristen Lovell and Zackary Drucker | HBO | Max

Nonfiction Series Nominees

Couples Therapy — Season Three
Directed by Joshua Altman and Bennett Elliott | Showtime

Dear Mama
Directed by Allen Hughes | FX

Paul T. Goldman
Directed by Jason Woliner | Peacock

Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?
Directed by Andrew Renzi | Netflix

Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence
Directed by Zach Heinzerling | Hulu

Anthology Series Nominees

The 1619 Project
Executive Producers: Nikole Hannah-Jones, Roger Ross Williams, Shoshana Guy, Caitlin Roper, Kathleen Lingo, Helen Verno and Oprah Winfrey | Hulu | Onyx Collective

Chef’s Table: Pizza
Executive Producers: Andrew Fried, David Gelb and Brian McGinn | Netflix

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin
Executive Producers: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Pagan Harleman and Anna Barnes | National Geographic

Leguizamo Does America
Executive Producers: Carolina Saavedra, John Leguizamo, Ben DeJesus, Elizabeth Fischer, Andy Berg, Liz Cole, Noah Oppenheim, Rashida Jones and Amanda Spain | MSNBC

Our Planet II
Executive Producers: Huw Cordey, Alastair Fothergirll and Keith Scholey | Netflix

Executive Producers: Maclain Way, Chapman Way, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Isabel San Vargas, Ryan Duffy, Miguel Tamayo, Jaymee Messler and Chrissy Teigen | Netflix

Broadcast Editing Nominees

The 1619 Project
Editors: Ephraim Kirkwood, Adriana Pacheco, Stefanie Maridueña and Ed Barteski | Hulu | Onyx Collective

Dear Mama
Editor: Lasse Järvi | FX

Paul T. Goldman
Editors: Mike Giambra, Hank Friedmann, Jody McVeigh-Schultz and Danny Scharar | Peacock

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields
Editors: Sara Newens, Anne Yao and David Teague | Hulu | ABC News Studios

Nothing Lasts Forever
Editors: Paul Marchand and Jack Price | Showtime

Broadcast Cinematography Nominees

The 1619 Project
Cinematographer: Jerry Henry | Hulu | Onyx Collective

The Cave of Adullam
Cinematographers: Greg Harriot and Mike Doyle | ESPN

Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin
Cinematographers: Ross McDonnell, Alfredo de Juan, Cam Riley, Nick Kraus, Bryan Smith, David Pearson and Pablo Durana | National Geographic

Nothing Lasts Forever
Cinematographer: Heloisa Passos | Showtime

Our Planet II
Kyle McBurnie, John Shier, Matt Aeberhard, Sophie Darlington, Jesse Wilkinson, John Haskew and John Brown | Netflix

Restaurants at the End of the World
Cinematographer: Petr Cikhart | National Geographic

Shorts List Semifinalists

Directed by Ruslan Fedotow

Between Earth and Sky
Directed by Andrew Nadkami

Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games
Directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson

Deciding Vote
Directed by Jeremy Workman and Rob Lyons

Into the Blue
Directed by Omer Sami

The Last Repair Shop
Directed by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

Margie Soudek’s Salt and Pepper Shakers
Directed by Meredith Moore

Neighbour Abdi
Directed by Douwe Dijkstra

Directed by Justine Martin

Will You Look at Me
Directed by Shuli Huang