Audience Choice

One of our favorite Honors, the Audience Choice Prize is the award that everyone gets to vote for. It goes to those special films that engage, enrage, inspire, entertain and create intimate connections with their audiences. Previous winners in this category include The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2008), Up the Yangtze (2009), The September Issue (2010), Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2011), Buck (2012), Bully (2013) and Sound City (2014).


Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse instantly captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her...

Best of Enemies

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing

In the summer of 1968, the ABC television network — dead last in the ratings — took a major gamble when it hired two politically opposed intellectuals, leftist writer Gore Vidal and staunch conservative William F. Buckley, Jr., to debate...

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television, Outstanding Achievement in Production

Based on Lawrence Wright’s exposé of Scientology, Going Clear is a jaw-dropping, bonkers piece of journalism. Piling engrossing, sometimes salacious details sky high, Alex Gibney traces the story back to the movement’s origins in the pulp fiction of the postwar...

The Hunting Ground

Nominated for Audience Choice

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War, comes...


Nominated for Audience Choice

For nonagenarian interior designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel, assembling an outfit is like playing jazz, an improvisational feat of sartorial mix and match. Oversize glasses, layers of chunky costume jewelry, and brightly colored prints combine to create Apfel’s signature...

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation

Twenty years after his death, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana remains a rock music icon. This fully authorized, mixed-media portrait blends Cobain’s personal archive of artwork, journals, music, and previously unseen home movies with animation...


Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score, Outstanding Achievement in Production

With jaw-dropping cinematography of one of the most remote places on earth and direct access to the trials, drive and anxieties of its renowned mountain climbing subjects, the Sundance Audience Award winner Meru is a hybrid of gorgeous nature photography...

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Nominated for Audience Choice

This richly expressive biopic of the legendary singer and civil rights icon Nina Simone is narrated by the late singer herself, serving up intimate insight into Simone’s psyche. We get a guided tour of her life, beginning with her early...

Where to Invade Next?

Nominated for Audience Choice

Where are we, as Americans? Where are we going as a country? And is it where we want to go, or where we think we have to go? Since Roger & Me in 1989, Michael Moore has been examining these...

The Wolfpack

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films...

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