Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Documentary

The competition: Amy, Cartel Land, The Look of Silence, What Happened Miss Simone, Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Previous winners: Citizenfour, Twenty Feet from Stardom, Searching for Sugar Man, Undefeated, Inside Job, The Cove, Man on Wire, Taxi to the Dark Side
My winner: TBA
The facts: Only two nominees have been honored before – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sorensen – who made “The Act of Killing” in 2012 and the follow-up “The Look of Silence” this year. Two documentaries about underrated musicians have won this award very recently. For how often they’re nominated, films about military conflicts in other countries don’t tend to win this award too much.

Who should win: The two documentaries that most spoke to me were “The Look of Silence” and “Winter on Fire.”
Who will win: Most people think that “Amy” is going to win, but I think Winter on Fire has a good shot at upsetting.

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