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).

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

 

Channel24’s Top 12 Movies of 2012 | Channel24

Searching For Sugar Man
Searching For Sugar Man

4. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN – A documentary? A mystery? Or a musical? The story of how a couple of South African fans who set off on a trans-Atlantic journey to discover what happened to their musical hero, Rodriguez, forgotten 1970s American folk singer, will move you in so many ways. A future Oscar winner? Bet on it.

via Channel24’s Top 12 Movies of 2012 | Channel24.

Searching For Sugar Man: world exclusive trailer – video

Searching For Sugar Man - 4 and 5 Stars
Searching For Sugar Man – 4 and 5 Stars

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, mysterious 1970s folk rocker, Rodriguez. Malik Bendjelloul’s acclaimed documentary premiered at the Sundance film festival, where it won two awards, opened last week’s Sheffield DocFest, went down a storm at this week’s Los Angeles film festival and opens in the UK on 27 July – The Guardian

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