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    2019 Oscars Look: Best Documentary Feature

    Welcome to our annual Oscar Look series, formally known as “Oscar Circuit” – our deep dive look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the […] More

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    Directors Guild Awards Documentary and TV Nominations: ‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ and ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Remain Steady as Frontrunners

    Leading up to the Oscar nominations, the major guilds have started to announce their respective list of honorees. Today, the Directors Guild of America (or DGA) joined the season by releasing its first batch of nominees in the documentary and television fields. Their feature film choices will be announced tomorrow morning. Among their five picks for […] More

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    Oscars: Predicting the 2018 Documentary Feature Shortlist

    By all accounts, it was an outstanding year for documentary filmmaking. While the traditionally narrative feature-focused Best Picture race has seen some high profile flops at the box office, audiences turned up in unprecedented numbers for several non-fiction films. And with the streaming services providing further access to the documentaries, it’s no wonder that publications […] More

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    The IDA Documentary Award Announces Nominees and Some Winners Including ‘Minding the Gap’

    The documentary race has continued to build with a group of very strong contenders emerging. While “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” held most of the buzz early this year, films like “Three Identical Strangers,” “Free Solo” and “Minding the Gap” have closed the race. “Dark Money” and “Crime + Punishment,” and “Hale County This Morning, […] More

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    DOC NYC Shortlist Reveals the 15 Film Lineup Including ‘Free Solo,’ ‘RBG,’ and More

    The DOC NYC film festival continues to stake its claim as the best documentary festival when it comes to predicting the Oscar race. The fifteen film lineup, curated by Thom Powers, highlights many of the best documentaries of the year. However, the track record of the festival speaks for itself. Since 2011, each of the eventual Oscar […] More