Malik Bendjelloul spent four years “Searching for Sugar Man” and that quest to find the reclusive singer/songwriter Rodriguez has brought him to the Oscars.
His film picked up the Producers Guild prize as Best Documentary and just won him Best Documentary Director at the DGA Awards. It also took top honors with the Critics’ Choice Awards, International Documentary Assn. and the National Board of Review. In the coming weeks, he contends at both the WGA and ACE Eddie awards as well.
No surprise then that “Searching for Sugar Man” is the frontrunner to win Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars. Nineteen of our 23 experts as well as three-quarters of our editors and users are predicting it to prevail.