Outstanding Documentary Feature


On Sept. 9, 1971, inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility seized part of the prison and took 39 guards as hostages to demand more humane treatment. Now on the 50th anniversary, director Stanley Nelson mines new interviews and archives to examine one of the most shocking incidents in US history.


Not eligible for SAG Awards

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Documentary Feature

Prodcued by: Stanley Nelson

Producer: Traci A. Curry

Executive Producers: Vinnie Malhotra, Marcia Smith, Jihan Robinson

Outstanding Directing for a Documentary Feature

Stanley Nelson, Director

Outstanding Editing for a Documentary Feature

Aljernon Tunsil, Editor

Jaclyn Lee, Co-Editor

Outstanding Cinematography for a Documentary Feature

Antonio Rossi, Ronan Killeen, Stefan Beaumont, Bill Winters, Kevin Burroughs, Ryan Bronz, Stephen McCarthy, Richard Butler, Jim Farrell, David Marshall

Outstanding Original Score

Music by Tom Phillips

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Emily Strong, Brian Morgan, Omid Amjadi, Wendy Reynolds, Gautum Choudury, John O’Connor

Outstanding Sound Editing

Benny Mouthon, CAS, Supervising Sound Editor
Brian Bracken, Sound Editor


“The story of what happened at Attica prison is essnetial for the new generation to see”

– Deadline

“Nelson’s most important film”

– The Hollywood Reporter

“Nelson and Curry’s Attica is a harrowing piece of filmmaking, and a fitting, powerful remembrance of those who fought for their humanity”

– Indiewire

ATTICA sets the record straight, 50 years after the uprising”

– The Wrap

“Stanley Nelson’s ATTICA pull no punches as it exposes the pure perversity of white supremacy”

– Black Girl Nerds