Cinema Eye Honors has announced its nominees for the 7th Annual Nonfiction Film Awards. Forty feature films and six shorts will vie for this year’s Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking.

Five films are competing for Cinema Eye’s top award, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking: Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act Of Killing, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller, Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie And The Boxer (pictured), Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s Leviathan and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell.

Cutie And The Boxer led all films with six nominations, while The Act Of Killing received five. Heinzerling and the directing duos of Castaing-Taylor and Paravel and Shane and Wilson all led individual nominees with four nominations apiece.

Cinema Eye also announced nominees for their inaugural award for Nonfiction Films Made for Television. Four of the six nominees are from HBO Documentary Films, including Lucy Walker’s The Crash Reel, Dawn Porter’s Gideon’s Army, Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God and Sebastian Junger’s Which Way To The Front Line From Here: The Life And Times Of Tim Hetherington. PBS received two nominations for Susan Lacy’s Inventing David Geffen(American Masters) and Christine Turner’s Homegoings (POV).

The Cinema Eye Honors were founded in 2007 to recognise excellence in artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking. Details regarding the ceremony, venue, date and key sponsors will be soon announced. 

The complete list of this year’s nominees can be found here.