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Peter Jackson shares best director in US documentary awards


In the annual US Critics Choice Documentary Awards announced today, best director resulted in a tie, for Peter Jackson (They Shall Not Grow Old) and Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (American Factory).

They Shall Not Grow Old also was named most innovative documentary, while American Factory also won the award for best political documentary,

Among the other winners were Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and Bruce Springsteen for his narration of Western Stars.

Apollo 11 was named best documentary, also winning best archival documentary, best science/nature doc, best editing and best score.