Netflix Wins Big at IDA Awards; ‘Crip Camp’ is Best Doc, Bangerter Best Editor

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Matthew Carey on January 16, 2021.

Crip Camp, the Netflix documentary about a unique summer camp for disabled kids and its role propelling the disability rights movement, won Best Feature at the International Documentary Association’s IDA Awards, in something of an upset.

The film directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht (the latter attended the titular camp as a teen) also won the ABC News VideoSource Award, recognizing its skillful use of archival video from the 1970s to 1990s. …

The Netflix doc Dick Johnson Is Dead, directed by Kirsten Johnson, won two awards on the night, for Best Editing and Best Writing. The Netflix series Last Chance U won Best Episodic Series. …

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Nominees for Best Editing were:

Boys State, Apple/A24, Editor: Jeff Gilbert

Crip Camp, Netflix, Editors: Eileen Meyer and Andrew Gersh

Disclosure, Netflix, Editor: Stacy Goldate

Dick Johnson is Dead, Netflix, Editor: Nels Bangerter

Through the Night, ITVS, POV, Editor: Malika Zouhali-Worrall

[There is no award for sound or mixing.]

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