Cinema Eye Honors Announces First Wave of Noms, Plans to Highlight Films Hurt by Pandemic

'Welcome to Chechnya'
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HBO Documentary Films, powered by Welcome to Chechnya and I'll Be Gone in the Dark, is the most represented content provider in this year's Cinema Eye Honors' broadcast nominations, the documentary organization has announced.

Cinema Eye's higher-profile feature film nominations will be announced later in 2020 or early in 2021, with the 14th annual Cinema Eye Honors ceremony set for March 9, 2021.

At a virtual luncheon held last Thursday, the organization also announced a new initiative, Stay Focused 2021, that it says is "aimed to uplift emerging filmmakers who saw their festival runs impacted by the global pandemic" by "pledging to keep a spotlight on these 12 films, with a goal of creating in-person opportunities for these filmmakers after the pandemic subsides and people are allowed to gather."

This will include screenings in LA at the Vidiots Theatre in Eagle Rock, which is scheduled to open in 2021.

Here is a full list of the nominees...

Outstanding Broadcast Film

Bully. Coward. Victim.: The Story of Roy Cohn
Directed by Ivy Meeropol
HBO

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Directed by Carol Dysinger
A&E

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Netflix

Sea of Shadows
Directed by Richard Ladkani
National Geographic

Welcome to Chechnya
Directed by David France
HBO

Outstanding Broadcast Series

Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children
HBO
Directed by Sam Pollard, Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre and Joshua Bennett

Hillary
Hulu
Directed by Nanette Burstein

I'll Be Gone in the Dark
HBO
Directed by Liz Garbus

The Last Dance
ESPN and Netflix
Directed by Jason Hehir

Love Fraud
Showtime
Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Outstanding Editing in a Broadcast Film or Series

Anne Alvergue and Adam Kurnitz
Bully. Coward. Victim.: The Story of Roy Cohn
HBO

Erin Barnett, Jawad Metni and Alyse Ardell Spiegel
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
HBO

Chad Beck, Devin Concannon, Abhay Sofsky and Ben Sozanski
The Last Dance
ESPN and Netflix

Damian Rodriguez and David Tedeschi
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Netflix

Tyler H. Walk
Welcome to Chechnya
HBO

Outstanding Cinematography in a Broadcast Film or Series

Thorsten Thielow
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
HBO

Nominee(s) to be Determined
Night On Earth – Episode: Moonlit Plains
Netflix

Alexander A. Mora
The Nightcrawlers
National Geographic

Richard Ladkani
Sea of Shadows
National Geographic

Ian Moubayed and Sam Price-Waldman
The Vow
HBO

Askold Kurov
Welcome to Chechnya
HBO

Cinema Eye Shorts List

Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa
Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Mike Attie

Broken Orchestra
Directed by Charlie Tyrell

Dafa Metti (Difficult)
Directed by Tal Amiran

Flower Punk
Directed by Alison Klayman

Huntsville Station
Directed by Chris Filippone and Jamie Meltzer

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens
Directed by Matthew Killip

A Love Song for Latasha
Directed by Sophia Nahli Allison

See You Next Time
Directed by Crystal Kayiza

Then Comes the Evening
Directed by Maja Novakovic

The Toxic Pigs of Fukushima
Directed by Otto Bell

The Stay Focused 2021 Initiative

The American Sector | Directed by Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez Bulletproof | Directed by Todd Chandler
Down a Dark Stairwell | Directed by Ursula Liang
Jacinta | Directed by Jessica Earnshaw
Landfall | Directed by Cecilia Aldorondo
Mayor | Directed by David Osit
P.S. Burn This Letter Please | Directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera
Sisters With Transistors | Directed by Lisa Rovner
Socks on Fire | Directed by Bo Mcguire
Stray | Directed by Elizabeth Lo
Through the Night | Directed by Loira Limbal
Two Gods | Directed by Zeshawn Ali