Nostalgia for the Light from Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman was named best feature Friday night at The International Documentary Association’s 2011 Awards at the DGA Theatre in West Hollywood. Event was hosted by avant-garde impresario Josh Fox, Sundance veteran/Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain and IDA Board President Eddie Schmidt. Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker lent her DJ skills spinning live during the show. Les Blank was recognized for Career Achievement for a body of work encompassing the lives and music of people at the periphery of American society. Iraq and Afghanistan war photographer/correspondent Danfung Dennis received the Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award.
CBS topped the news and documentary Emmys, handed out in a ceremony tonight at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. The network took home 10 awards, 7 of which were for 60 Minutes. National Geographic Channel followed with 7 total, and PBS won 6, with 2 of its Emmys going to the documentary Food Inc.
A list of winners follows:
OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY
Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN), Haiti in Ruins
OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST:
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (CBS), Afghan Bomb Squad
OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
BBC World News America (BBC America), Inside the North Korean Bubble