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Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie Leads Documentary Emmy Winners

Davis Guggeheim's doc wins four Emmy Awards

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Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie topped the documentary/nonfiction winners at this year’s Emmy Awards. The documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim scooped four Emmy Awards including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special as awards were handed out over the weekend. Still offers a rollicking account of actor Michael J. Fox’s whirlwind rise to fame and success on shows like Family Ties and films like Back to the Future, and the dramatic turn in his life when an Alzheimer’s diagnosis inspired a second career as an activist. Told largely through clips from Fox’s filmography, Still also scored wins for direction and picture editing. Still remains in the hunt for an Oscar as one of fifteen films to advance on the shortlist for Best Documentary Feature.

Also scoring multiple wins was Brett Morgen’s kaleidoscopic David Bowie portrait Moonage Daydream. The film won two Emmy Awards in the sound categories. Meanwhile, director Alex Pritz’s The Territory won the prize for Exceptional Merit in Documentary filmmaking for its collaborative portrait of the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau tribe in Brazil and their fight to save the Amazon. Oprah Winfrey, finally, scored her 18th competitive Emmy with a win in the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series category for The 1619 Project.

The full list of documentary/nonfiction Emmy winners is as follows:


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Nelle Fortenberry, Laurene Powell Jobs, Nicole Stott, Davis Guggenheim,


Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

The Territory – Alex Pritz, Darren Aronofsky, Sigrid Dyekjær, Will N. Miller, Gabriel Uchida, Lizzie Gillett, Txai Suruí


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

The 1619 Project – Nikole Hannah-Jones, Roger Ross Williams, Shoshana Guy, Caitlin Roper, Kathleen Lingo, Helen Verno, Oprah Winfrey, Geoff Martz, Carla Gardini, Jonathan Clasberry


Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Davis Guggenheim


Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Michael Harte


Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program

100 Foot Wave, “Chapter VI – Force Majeure” – Antoine Chicoye, Mikey Corker, Vincent Kardasik, Alexandre Lesbats, Chris Smith, Laurnet Pujol, João Vidinha, Michael Darrigade


Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

Moonage Daydream – John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone, Jens Rosenlund Petersen, Samir Foco, James Shirley, Elliott Koretz, Amy Felton, Louise Burton, Brett Morgen


Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

Moonage Daydream – Paul Massey, David Giammarco


Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program

The U.S. and the Holocaust, “Episode 2: Yearning To Breathe Free (1938 – 1942)” – Geoffrey C. Ward


Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – John Powell


Outstanding Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy – Stanley Tucci, Shauna Minoprio, Robin O’Sullivan, Amy Entelis, Lyle Gamm, Jon Adler, Katie Isaacson, Fiona Cleary, Nadya Mahdi, Francesco Ficarra


Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, Xtra, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association and an international voter for the Golden Globe Awards.

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