2014 Oscar Predictions - Best Documentary Feature

2014 Oscar Predictions – Best Documentary Feature

2014 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

TheSquare_image(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 28, 2014)

FINAL PREDICTIONS: One of the most competitive races in any category is the between “20 Feet from Stardom” from The Weinstein Company and “The Square” from Netflix.  Both are impeccably made.  ACE went with “Stardom” while “Square” won the DGA.  Will they go feel good or will they go with the more serious subject matter?  BAFTA also chose “The Act of Killing” but none of the other nominees were mentioned there.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE:

  1. The Square
    Netflix is pouring into televisions and now it will at the Oscars.
  2. 20 Feet from Stardom
    Musical story a la “Searching for Sugar Man” with a powerful message.
  3. The Act of Killing
    The critical favorite.  BAFTA winner.
  4. Cutie & the Boxer
    Radius has been pushing.
  5. Dirty Wars
    Wild card.

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WHO MISSED THE CUT?

  1. Stories We Tell
    Early year contender that has lasted all year.
  2. Tim’s Vermeer
    An appreciation of art that is told with such confidence.
  3. Blackfish
    Exposing evil on our front lawn.
  4. God Loves Uganda
    Socially significant film.
  5. The Crash Reel
    Shines a light on something we don’t think of too often.  With the Winter Olympics on the horizon, will it resonate?

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OTHER MISSES

  1. The Armstrong Lie
  2. Life According to Sam
  3. First Cousin Once Removed
  4. Pussy Riot: A Punk Player
  5. Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

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ALSO MISSED

  1. NONE

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  • Nick Fraser

    When this is updated, I’d say Life Itself is certainly up there.