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Film, TV Critics Launch Documentary, Non-Fiction TV Awards Competition
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The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which present the Critics’ Choice Awards, are extending their awards season reach with the launch of a documentary awards competition which will recognize documentary features and non-fiction television.

The nominees will be selected by committees of BFCA and BTJA members and announced on Oct. 10. Full memberships of the two organizations will then choose the winners who will be revealed and honored during an awards ceremony slated for BRIC in Brooklyn, NY, on Nov. 3.

Up until now, there had been documentary and non-fiction categories in the annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Those categories will shift over to the new competition dedicated to documentary and non-fiction fare. (The Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony continues to take place in January.)

Among the new competition’s categories will be Best Documentary Feature, Best Director of a Documentary, Best 1st Documentary Feature, Best Sports Documentary, Best Music Documentary, Best Limited Docu Series for TV, Best Ongoing Docu Series for TV, Best Unstructured Reality Series, Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary, Best Investigative Journalist and Most Innovative Documentary.