“The Cove,” Louie Psihoyos’ much-lauded documentary about Japanese dolphin hunting, is the big fish (heh) amongst this year’s nominees for the Cinema Eye Honors, the awards dedicated to excellence in non-fiction filmmaking. “The Cove” was nominated in seven categories, including feature of the year, in which it will compete with Anders Ostergaard’s “Burma VJ,” Robert Kenner’s “Food, Inc.,” Darius Marder’s “Loot” and Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s “October Country.”
Agnes Varda (“The Beaches Of Agnes”), John Maringouin (“Big River Man”), Anders Østergaard (“Burma Vj”), Darius Marder (“Loot”), Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (“October Country”) and Terence Davies (“Of Time And The City”) are up for the director award.
A complete list of the nominees is here — the awards will take place in the Times Center in New York on January 15th.
[Photo: “The Cove,” Roadside Attractions, 2009]