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Academy Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: World Cinema - Documentary (Audience Award)

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: World Cinema - Documentary (Grand Jury Prize)

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema Documentary Competition)

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Audience Award (World Cinema Documentary Competition)

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Documentary

Village Voice Film Poll

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary Feature Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary

National Board of Review

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary

BAFTA Awards

2009 | Winner: Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film

BAFTA Awards

2009 | Nominee: Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer

Directors Guild of America

2009 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Non-Fiction Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film

European Film Awards

2008 | Nominee: European Documentary

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary (Over 30 Minutes)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary

Los Angeles Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Best International Feature (Audience Award)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2009 | Nominee: British Film of the Year

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Documentary

National Society of Film Critics Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Non-Fiction Film

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary

British Independent Film Awards

2008 | Winner: Best British Documentary

British Independent Film Awards

2008 | Nominee: Best British Independent Film

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary

New York Film Critics

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary

Austin Film Critics Association

2008 | Winner: Best Documentary

International Documentary Association

2008 | Winner: Feature Documentary

Irish Film and Television Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best International Film

Gotham Awards

2008 | Nominee: Best Documentary