'Searching for Sugar Man' tops 2012 IDA Awards

Posted by · 9:43 pm · December 7th, 2012

Perceived Oscar frontrunner “Searching for Sugar Man” took top honors at the International Documentary Association Awards this evening. The portrait of long-“lost” recording artist Rodriguez also won Best Music. “How to Survive a Plague” director David France won an award for emerging talent while last year’s Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short, “Saving Face,” won in the shorts category. Check out a full list of winners below.

Best Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”

Best Short: “Saving Face”

Best Limited Series: “On Death Row”

Best Continuing Series: “American Masters”

Best Cinematography: Peter Gerdehag, “Women With Cows”

Best Editing: Rodney Ascher, “Room 237”

Best Music: Sixto Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul, “Searching for Sugar Man”

Best Writing: Keith Patterson, “Ann Richards’ Texas”

Career Achievement Award: Arnold Shapiro

Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award: David France

Pioneer Award: Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund

David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award: “La Camioneta”

ABCNews Videosource Award: “Harvest of Empire”

Humanitas Documentary Award: “Bitter Seeds”

Pare Lorentz Award: “The Island President”

Remember to keep track of the ups and downs of the 2012-2013 film awards season via The Circuit.

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