Laura Poitras Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2015 Winner
Oscar
Best Documentary, Feature
Citizenfour (2014)
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2007 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
My Country, My Country (2006)
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Primetime Emmy Awards

2015 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Citizenfour (2014)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Citizenfour (2014)
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Citizenfour (2014)

BAFTA Awards

2015 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)
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AFI Fest

2016 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Live Action Short Film
Project X (2016)
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Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2015 Winner
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Citizenfour (2014)
Winner
EDA Female Focus Award
Female Icon of the Year
Citizenfour (2014)
Tied with Ava DuVernay for Selma (2014).
Nominee
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Director
Citizenfour (2014)
2006 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Documentary by or About Women
My Country, My Country (2006)

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2012 Nominee
Asia Pacific Screen Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Shilton Ha Chok (2011)
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Austin Film Critics Association

2014 Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2014 Nominee
ACCA
Best Documentary Feature
Citizenfour (2014)
Runner-Up

Camerimage

2010 Nominee
Golden Frog
Feature Documentary Films Competition
The Oath (2010)
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Cannes Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Golden Eye
Risk (2016)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2018 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Risk (2016)
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2015 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Citizenfour (2014)
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Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Citizenfour (2014)
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Citizenfour (2014)
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Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Citizenfour (2014)
Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Citizenfour (2014)
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2014 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
Death of a Prisoner (2013)
2011 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
The Oath (2010)
Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
The Oath (2010)
Outstanding Achievement in Production
The Oath (2010)

CPH:DOX

2014 Nominee
CPH:DOX Award
Citizenfour (2014)
Nominee
Politiken's Audience Award
Citizenfour (2014)
2010 Nominee
Amnesty Award
The Oath (2010)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2015 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)

DocAviv Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Best International Film
The International Competition
Citizenfour (2014)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2015 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)
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2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
My Country, My Country (2006)
2004 Nominee
Truer Than Fiction Award
Flag Wars (2003)
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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

2003 Winner
CDS Filmmaker Award
Flag Wars (2003)
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German Film Awards

2015 Winner
Film Award in Gold
Best Documentary (Bester Dokumentarfilm)
Citizenfour (2014)
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Gold Derby Awards

2015 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Citizenfour (2014)

Gotham Awards

2014 Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)
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Nominee
Audience Award
Citizenfour (2014)
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2010 Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
The Oath (2010)

Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

2015 Winner
HRIFF Award
Best Documentary Film
Citizenfour (2014)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 Winner
ICP Award
Best Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)

International Documentary Association

2017 Nominee
IDA Award
Best Short Form Series
Field of Vision (2015)
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2016 Winner
IDA Award
Best Short Form Series
Field of Vision (2015)
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2014 Winner
IDA Award
Best Feature
Citizenfour (2014)
2013 Winner
Courage Under Fire Award
2010 Winner
Humanitas Award
The Oath (2010)
Nominee
IDA Award
Distinguished Feature Documentary
The Oath (2010)
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International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2015 Winner
INOCA
Best Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Citizenfour (2014)

Moscow International Film Festival

2015 Nominee
Audience Award
Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)
4th place.

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2016 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form
Independent Lens (1999)
1971 (2014)
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For episode "1971"
Outstanding Short Documentary
Field of Vision (2015)
The Surrender (2015)
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For "The Surrender"
2011 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form
P.O.V. (1988)
The Oath (2010)
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For episode "The Oath"
Best Documentary
P.O.V. (1988)
The Oath (2010)
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For episode "The Oath"
2007 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long Form
P.O.V. (1988)
My Country, My Country (2006)
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For episode "My Country, My Country"
2004 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form
P.O.V. (1988)
Flag Wars (2003)
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For episode "Flag Wars"

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Filmmakers Who Make a Difference Award
Citizenfour (2014)

"Laura Poitras' astonishing documentary, Citizenfour, has played a major role in changing our ... More

"Laura Poitras' astonishing documentary, Citizenfour, has played a major role in changing our perceptions regarding fugitive Edward Snowden and about Governmental intrusion into our private lives through the tools of technology," said Festival Director Darryl Macdonald. "It's for these reasons that the Festival has seen fit to honor her role as a filmmaker who has truly made a difference through her work."


Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Citizenfour (2014)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2015 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Citizenfour (2014)

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

2017 Nominee
Grand Jury Award
Risk (2016)
2014 Winner
Inspiration Award

Sundance Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Project X (2016)
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2010 Winner
Cinematography Award
Documentary
The Oath (2010)
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Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
The Oath (2010)

SXSW Film Festival

2003 Winner
SXSW Competition Award
Documentary Feature
Flag Wars (2003)
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Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Nominee
Allan King Documentary Award
Citizenfour (2014)

True/False Film Fest

2010 Winner
True Vision Award
Documentary
The Oath (2010)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2014 Winner
Courage in Filmmaking Award
Citizenfour (2014)

For bringing the Edward Snowden NSA revelations to light in Citizenfour, and driven into exile in ... More

For bringing the Edward Snowden NSA revelations to light in Citizenfour, and driven into exile in Germany for doing so.


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