Summer of Soul Wins Top Prize at Critics Choice Documentary Awards

The Critics Choice Association has selected “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” as the best documentary feature of the year. The film had a veritable sweep at the sixth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, winning in each of its six nominated categories.

Along with best documentary feature, “Summer of Soul” also took home the prize for best first documentary feature, best editing, best archival documentary and best music documentary. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson tied with the duo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (“The Rescue”) as the winner in best director.

In addition to its tie in best director, “The Rescue” also landed wins in the categories of best cinematography and best score.

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