2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Documentary Feature

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

(UPDATED: JANUARY 14, 2015) – FINAL PREDICTIONS

“CITIZENFOUR” ran the gamut of the awards season.  “Life Itself,” and “Finding Vivian Maier” also made a nice showing.  Netflix put a nice campaign behind “Virunga” while I think “The Internet’s Own Boy” might be the one film we’re foolishly overlooking.  Guess we’ll see where it all falls.

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

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1. CITIZENFOUR

Radius-TWC
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NYFF play. Received stellar notices.
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2. Life Itself

Magnolia Pictures
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A movie about one of the pioneers of movie loving. It's probably the one but we have to wait.
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3. The Overnighters

Mile End Films West
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People are buzzing for this one.
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4. Virunga

Netflix
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PGA nominated, Netflix backing.
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5. Finding Vivian Maier

IFC Films
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Has been a consistent force on the awards circuit with many citations from various guilds and critics prizes. In the end, it just may edge something big out.
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OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

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6. Last Days in Vietnam

Moxie Firecracker Films
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Serious subject. Loved by many.
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7. Tales of the Grim Sleeper

HBO
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Big case. HBO backing.
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8. The Case Against 8

HBO Films
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Don't underestimated something that will make you cry.
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9. Keep On Keepin' On

Radius-TWC
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A silent contender about a blind piano prodigy.
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10. The Internet's Own Boy

Luminant Media
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Touching, informative, and of the moment. Great inclusion if cited.
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ALSO IN CONTENTION

11 The Salt of the Earth (Sony Pictures Classics)

12 Art and Craft (Oscilloscope)

13 Jodorowsky’s Dune (Sony Pictures Classics)

14 The Kill Team (Oscilloscope)

15 Citizen Koch (Variance Films)

 

OUT OF CONTENTION

16 Elaine Stritch: Just Shoot Me

17 Red Army

18 Point and Shoot

19 20,000 Days on Earth

20 Rich Hill

21 Documented

22 I Am Ali

23 The Dog

24 Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger

25 Anita

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