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Ezra Edelman's O.J.: Made In America won top honors at the International Documentary Association's (IDA) gala reception Friday night.
The 32nd Annual IDA Documentary Awards were handed out by host Vivica A. Fox. Winners included O.J.: Made In America, Ava DuVernay's 13th, Netflix doc Making a Murderer and The White Helmets, a short directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.
Lyn and Norman Lear were also awarded the Amicus Award for their years of supporting documentary filmmaking. Stanley Nelson received IDA's Career Achievement Award, Ally Derks received the Pioneer Award and director Nanfu Wang received the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award.
The ceremony also announced a four-year, $5 million grant from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to establish the IDA Documentary/Journalism Project, which will enable documentarians to tell their stories in a safe and effective way.
"Independent documentary makers play an essential role in contemporary journalism – uncovering, investigating and investing the time to follow a story. But too often they work with few resources and little support,” said Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the IDA. “With the support of the MacArthur Foundation, the IDA Documentary/Journalism Project will provide critical support to projects and a wealth of resources to the broader documentary field."
See the complete list of winners below.
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