2009 Cinema Eye Honors Winners

Tonight was the second annual Cinema Eye Honors ceremony, held in New York City. The Cinema Eye Honors were created last year by AJ Schnack with the support of Thom Powers and Indiepix as a response to what they felt was an unfair eligibility policy for documentary films to be considered for the Academy Awards. It seems a bit strange, then, that three of the four films honoured tonight were contenders for Oscars this year (although Waltz with Bashir (review) was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category). That being said, I’m so glad that Yung Chang’s Up the Yangtze (review) got some deserved attention after being overlooked by the Academy.

Here is the full list of winners from tonight’s ceremony:

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking

Man on Wire (review) produced by James Marsh and Simon Chinn

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Ari Folman, Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Peter Zeitlinger, Encounters at the End of the World

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Jinx Godfrey, Man on Wire

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Animation

Yoni Goodman, Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition

Max Richter, Waltz with Bashir

Outstanding Achievement in International Feature

Waltz with Bashir, directed by Ari Folman and produced by Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli and Roman Paul

Outstanding Achievement in Debut Feature

Yung Chang, Up the Yangtze

Audience Choice Prize

Up the Yangtze, Yung Chang

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