During the sixth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday, Nov. 14, at BRIC in Brooklyn, NY, documentarian R.J. Cutler will receive the Pennebaker Award (formerly known as the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award). This honor is named for Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award winner D A Pennebaker, who passed away in 2019. The award will be presented to Cutler by Pennebaker’s producing partner and wife, Chris Hegedus.
Cutler’s work includes some of the most acclaimed documentaries of the last 30 years. His most recent film, the Apple Original Film cinema verité documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, which tells the coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom, was released to critical acclaim (96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), recently nominated for four Emmy Awards and is currently eligible for honors in this film awards season. Additional credits include the three- More