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.
AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE
1. CITIZENFOUR Radius-TWC
NYFF play. Received stellar notices.
2. Life Itself Magnolia Pictures
A movie about one of the pioneers of movie loving. It's probably the one but we have to wait.
3. The Overnighters Mile End Films West
People are buzzing for this one.
4. Virunga Netflix
PGA nominated, Netflix backing.
5. Finding Vivian Maier IFC Films
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.
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
6. Last Days in Vietnam Moxie Firecracker Films
Serious subject. Loved by many.
7. Tales of the Grim Sleeper HBO
8. The Case Against 8 HBO Films
Don't underestimated something that will make you cry.
9. Keep On Keepin' On Radius-TWC
A silent contender about a blind piano prodigy.
10. The Internet's Own Boy Luminant Media
Touching, informative, and of the moment. Great inclusion if cited.
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
22 I Am Ali
23 The Dog
24 Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger
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