2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Documentary Feature

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

(UPDATED: DECEMBER 11, 2014)

“Life Itself” may be the frontrunner right now but you can make a big case for so many including “The Overnighters,” “The Case Against 8,” “Citizenfour” and “Keep On, Keepin’ On.”  The bakeoff kept them all in the conversation.

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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 Case Against 8

HBO Films
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Don't underestimated something that will make you cry.
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4. The Overnighters

Mile End Films West
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People are buzzing for this one.
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5. Keep On Keepin' On

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A silent contender about a blind piano prodigy.
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OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS

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6. Jodorowsky’s Dune

City Film
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Early contender that people still like and talk about.
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7. Last Days in Vietnam

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

HBO
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Big case. HBO backing.
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9. The Salt of the Earth

Sony Pictures Classics
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Sony Pictures Classics backing.
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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 Finding Vivian Mayer

12 The Kill Team

13 Virunga 

14 Art and Craft

15 Citizen Koch

 

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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Editor-in-Chief & Owner at The Awards Circuit
Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.