THE 7TH ANNUAL LION AWARDS: Best Documentary Film

by Shane Slater · February 21, 2014 · Featured, LIONs for LAMB · 2 Comments

Welcome to this year’s Lion Awards. Over the next 10 days we’ll be celebrating the best of cinema for 2013, as voted on by the members of the LAMB. Here’s the lineup of awards, by order of announcement:

Best Documentary

Best Foreign Film (non-English)

Best Cinematography

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Screenplay

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Director

Best Film


To kick things off, here are the results for Best Documentary Film. The Top 5 Documentaries of 2013 are…



5. Dirty Wars (35 points)



4. 20 Feet from Stardom (60 points)



3. Stories We Tell (65 points)



2. Blackfish (91 points)



1. The Act of Killing (131 points)


No surprise here, the winner is The Act of Killing! This critically acclaimed documentary has been picking up awards everywhere and this is no different. It’s also a strong contender for the Oscar next week.

Looking for Oscar nominees Cutie and the Boxer and The Square? They just missed the Top 5, finishing in joint 6th place with 30 points. Check back tomorrow for the award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Previous Winners

2009: The Cove

2010: Exit Through The Gift Shop

2011: Senna

2012: Searching for Sugar Man

2 Responses to THE 7TH ANNUAL LION AWARDS: Best Documentary Film

  1. Andrew says:

    The acclaim for The Act of Killing is baffling. Such an overrated and overwrought film.

  2. Brittani says:

    I still can’t believe Blackfish didn’t get an Oscar nomination. (Well, actually I can totally see why it didn’t, but I still loved it anyways) It was so moving.

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