Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Oscar Nominees: Best Documentary

My predictions: 3/5
My ballot: Coming soon!
The nominees: Ascension, Attica, Flee, Summer of Soul, Writing with Fire

And here we have it, our annual horrific snub in this category. “The Rescue” was a fantastic nonfiction film that really should have been here, but somehow, inexplicably, it’s not. I’m glad at least that Attica made the cut, and I’m particularly thrilled to see Writing with Fire, one of my favorites from the shortlist. Ascension is a mildly expected pick, as is Flee, which also got nominated in the animated and international feature races, and Summer of Soul. These wouldn’t be my top picks, but it’s definitely a decent list.

My current bet to win: With “The Rescue” out, I think Summer of Soul can win this without any trouble.

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