National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film

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The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film is the award given for best feature documentary film at the annual National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) Awards. The category was introduced in 1985 and was originally named Best Documentary.

List of winning films[edit]

Year (ceremony) Film Director(s)
1984 (19th) Stop Making Sense Jonathan Demme
1985 (20th) Shoah Claude Lanzmann
1986 (21st) Marlene Maximilian Schell
1987 (22nd) N/A
1988 (23rd) The Thin Blue Line Errol Morris
1989 (24th) Roger & Me Michael Moore
1990 (25th) Berkeley in the Sixties Mark Kitchell
1991 (26th) Paris Is Burning Jennie Livingston
1992 (27th) American Dream Barbara Kopple
1993 (28th) Visions of Light Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy and Stuart Samuels
1994 (29th) Hoop Dreams Steve James
1995 (30th) Crumb Terry Zwigoff
1996 (31st) When We Were Kings Leon Gast
1997 (32nd) Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Errol Morris
1998 (33rd) The Farm: Angola, USA Liz Garbus, Wilbert Rideau and Jonathan Stack
1999 (34th) Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders
2000 (35th) The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Aviva Kempner
2001 (36th) The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse) Agnès Varda
2002 (37th) Standing in the Shadows of Motown Paul Justman
2003 (38th) To Be and to Have (Être et avoir) Nicolas Philibert
2004 (39th) Tarnation Jonathan Caouette
2005 (40th) Grizzly Man Werner Herzog
2006 (41st) An Inconvenient Truth Davis Guggenheim
2007 (42nd) No End in Sight Charles H. Ferguson
2008 (43rd) Man on Wire James Marsh
2009 (44th) The Beaches of Agnès (Les plages d'Agnès) Agnès Varda
2010 (45th) Inside Job Charles H. Ferguson
2011 (46th) Cave of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog
2012 (47th) The Gatekeepers Dror Moreh
2013 (48th) The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer
At Berkeley Frederick Wiseman
2014 (49th) Citizenfour Laura Poitras
2015 (50th) Amy Asif Kapadia
2016 (51st) O.J.: Made in America Ezra Edelman
2017 Faces Places (Visages Villages) Agnès Varda and JR
2018 Minding the Gap Bing Liu[1]


  1. ^ "Chinese director Chloe Zhao's 'The Rider' picked best picture of 2018 by US film critics". The SCMP/News/World. 2019-01-06. Retrieved 2019-01-07.

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