Is ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ unbeatable for Documentary Feature Oscar?

searching for sugar man oscar best documentary feature predictions

searching for sugar man oscar best documentary feature predictions

No film swept this season’s early nonfiction awards from critics groups, but in recent weeks one documentary has picked up momentum from a number of industry groups. Is there still room for an upset in the race for Best Documentary Feature, or will it be a runaway victory?

“Sugar Man” is far out front with 3/2 odds overall. 22 out of 24 experts, eight out of nine editors, and 79% of users predict it will win.

The film, which tells the story of two South Africans searching for their musical hero, Rodriguez, has been awarded by BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, DGA, PGA, and WGA. It also won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival for World Documentaries.

This is the first Oscar nomination for director Malik Bendjelloul. Producer Simon Chinn previously won this category for “Man on Wire” (2008).

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2 comments on “Is ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ unbeatable for Documentary Feature Oscar?
  1. Dennis says:

    If it doesn’t win, something is really wrong with the Academy.

  2. Leah says:

    Just watched the movie through a friend’s high recommendation and it’s awesome! Will Rodriguez guest appear on Oscar night???

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