2015 Oscar Predictions – Best Documentary Feature

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

(UPDATED: OCTOBER 21, 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.”  We have to wait until the shortlist comes.

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

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1. 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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2. Citizenfour

Radius-TWC
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NYFF play. Received stellar notices.
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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. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

IFC Films
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Another doc about someone in the film community with her passing so recent.
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5. Keep On Keepin' On

Radius-TWC
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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. Red Army

Sony Pictures Classics
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NYFF title.
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7. Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me

Area 23a
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Musical documentary which is popular with voters.
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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 Overnighters

Drafthouse Films
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A dark horse getting a big push from its awards campaign.
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ALSO IN CONTENTION

11 Lambert & Stamp

12 Merchants of Doubt

13 Alive Inside

14 The Dog

15 Finding Vivian Mayer

16 Dancing in Jaffa

17 Kids for Cash

18 Food Chains

19 Time is Illmatic

20 Jodorowsky’s Dune

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

21 The Great Invisible

22 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

23 Merchants of Doubt

24 Fed Up

25 Rich Hill

26 Documented

27 Watchers of the Sky

28 Point and Shoot

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

30 Jodorowsky’s Dune

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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.