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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Documentary Film

The Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Documentary Film is one of the annual film awards given by the Boston Society of Film Critics.



Year Winner Director(s)
1980 Charleen or How Long Has This Been Going On? Ross McElwee
1981 Diaries
1982 The Atomic Cafe Jayne Loader and Kevin Rafferty
1983 Say Amen, Somebody George T. Nierenberg
1984 The Times of Harvey Milk Rob Epstein
1985 Shoah Claude Lanzmann
1986 Mother Teresa Ann and Jeanette Petrie
1987 Marlene Maximilian Schell
1988 The Thin Blue Line
1989 Let's Get Lost Bruce Weber


Year Winner Director(s)
1990 No information
1991 Paris Is Burning Jennie Livingston
1992 No information
1993 Visions of Light Arnold Glassman and Todd McCarthy
1994 Hoop Dreams Steve James
1995 Crumb Terry Zwigoff
1996 Anne Frank Remembered Jon Blair
1997 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Errol Morris
1998 The Big One Michael Moore
1999 Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary S.R. Bindler


Year Winner Director(s)
2000 The Eyes of Tammy Faye Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
2001 The Gleaners and I (Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse) Agnès Varda
2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen
2003 Capturing the Friedmans Andrew Jarecki
2004 Control Room Jehane Noujaim
2005 Murderball Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro
2006 Deliver Us from Evil Amy Berg
Shut Up & Sing Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck
2007 Crazy Love Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens
2008 Man on Wire James Marsh
2009 The Cove Louie Psihoyos


Year Winner Director(s)
2010 Marwencol Jeff Malmberg
2011 Project Nim James Marsh
2012 How to Survive a Plague David France
2013 The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer
2014 Citizenfour Laura Poitras
2015 Amy Asif Kapadia
2016 O.J.: Made in America Ezra Edelman
2017 Dawson City: Frozen Time Bill Morrison


  1. ^ "BSFC Winners: 1980s". Boston Society of Film Critics. Retrieved 2018-09-25.