Icarus – Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
The film, about doping in sport, sees cyclist Bryan Fogel contact Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, the head of the anti-doping laboratory that tests Russian Olympians.
Fogel said: “We hope Icarus is a wake-up, yes about Russia, but we hope more than that, the importance of telling the truth, now more than ever.”
Icarus beat off competition from Faces Places, co-directed by Agnes Varda – the oldest nominee in Oscars history at 89 years old.
Who, incidentally, is attending the ceremony in person tonight, rather than as a cardboard cut-out.
The award was presented by Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern.
The other nominees were:
Last Men in Aleppo