UA-17272164-1 2015 Oscar Predictions - Best Documentary Feature

2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Documentary Feature

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

(UPDATED: FEBRUARY 20, 2015) – FINAL WINNER PREDICTIONS

It looks like a runaway but “Virunga” and “The Last Days in Vietnam” have their admirers.  “Finding Vivian Maier” has also been very present on the circuit.

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE

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1. CITIZENFOUR

Radius-TWC
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NYFF play. Received stellar notices.
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2. 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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3. Virunga

Netflix
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PGA nominated, Netflix backing.
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4. Last Days in Vietnam

Mile End Films West
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Harrowing film about war. COuld hit the spot for older members.
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5. The Salt of the Earth

Sony Pictures Classics
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SPC tried all it could to get this in the final lineup. That looks to be its reward.

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OTHER TOP-TIER MISSES

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6. The Overnighters

Mine 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 MISSED

11 Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures)

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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