Oscars Week: Best Documentary Feature

We’ve spoken about the Best Documentary Feature already, and it’s a shame that so many powerful films simply can’t win. This year’s nominees include a films released by Netflix, and it will be interesting to see if the Academy will respect a Netflix-released documentary while it willfully ignored Beasts of No Nation.

The nominees for Best Documentary Feature are:

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

I’m not sure where I stand here. I’d like to see AmyWhat Happened Miss Simone?, or The Look of Silence (a sequel to the nominated The Act of Killing) win. The Academy tends to lean toward political or war films, and I would not me surprised then if Winter on Fire or Cartel Land win. Regardless of who does win, I very much look forward to the acceptance speech.

Make sure to check out all of our Oscars Week picks!

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