The 2009 IDA Documentary Awards took place on Fri., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Get the full recap here and see some great pics from the night here.
12/5: Our big night got tons of coverage. Here's the list: Billboard, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, indieWIRE, Cinematical, LA Times, The New York Times, Tonic, The News, Moving Pictures, Zap2it, New York Magazine, Thompson on Hollywood blog, Film Misery blog, The Awards Circuit blog, Oil of War blog, All These Wonderful Things blog, Living in Cinema blog, Blabbermouth.net and Contactmusic.com.
12/1: The Envelope asks if the IDA Awards are the "alternative to Oscar?" Meanwhile, Documentary Film Online brazenly posts: "Who needs the Oscars? IDA Awards Announced!" Natalia Almada, who is getting the 2009 Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award at the 2009 IDA Documentary Awards, also got a 2010 Spirit Award nom for her latest feature, El General.
11/30: The crowd is cheering over Avil! The Story of Anvil's victory in the IDA Music Documentary Award category. See what The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, indieWIRE, Moving Pictures and the Orlando Sentinel had to say about it.
11/29: Kirk Honeycutt dares to pick the definitive list of the Top 10 Movies of the Decade--one of which is Errol Morris' The Fog of War. As he says in his opening line of the piece, "Let the arguments begin..."
11/19: Noise Creep is especially excited about the nomination for Anvil!: The Story of Anvil in the Feature Documentary category. Meanwhile, Steve Pond over at The Wrap pontificates on the Academy's documentary shortlist, the IDA noms and more.
11/13: The Cinema Tropical Blog covered our annoucement that Mexican documentary filmmaker Natalia Almada will be the recipient of the 2009 Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award at the IDA Documentary Awards.
11/12: Reuters, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, indieWire, The Envelope, Living in Cinema, IMDB.com, InContention.com, Film Independent, imoovizine.com and Movie City Indie got excited about our IDA Documentary Awards nominations and "Courage Under Fire" tribute by Laura Ling and Euna Lee.
10/28: The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters, The Wrap, indieWIRE, Moving Pictures and the Documentary Film Online blog spread the word about the 2009 Life Achievement Award we are presenting to Errol Morris.