Thursday, April 14, 2011

84th Oscar Documentary Feature Updates (4/14/11)

EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in April 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time.  I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.   

In researching the film festivals to predict the Shorts categories (see last three posts), I inevitably found some feature documentaries to add to my list as well. Here is today’s attempt at predicting the 84th Oscar Documentary Feature race (with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry).

1. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. How To Die In Oregon (previous rank 2)
3. Dragonslayer (previous rank 3)
4. The Interrupters (previous rank 4)
5. Life In A Day (previous rank 5)

6. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (previous rank 8)
7. Buck (previous rank 11)
8. Nostalgia For The Light (previous rank 6)
9. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (previous rank 7)
10. Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times (previous rank 10)
11. Project Nim (previous rank 22)
12. Fightville (previous rank 24)
13. If A Tree Falls: A Story Of the Earth Liberation Front (previous rank 9)
14. Armadillo (New)
15. The Ballas Of Genesis And Lady Jaye (previous rank 23)
16. The City Dark (previous rank 12)
17. Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Story Ever Sold (New)
18. Senna (previous rank 20)
19. Soul Food Junkies (Previous rank 21)
20. The Pipe (New)
21. Kati With An I (New)
22. Kumare (previous rank 14)
23. Black Gold (New)
24. Living In A Material World: George Harrison (previous rank 18)
25. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles (previous rank 19)
26. Incendiary: The Willingham Case (previous rank 25)
27. Better This World (previous rank 27)
28. Making The Boys (previous rank 32)
29. Bill Cunningham New York (New)
30. Hit So Hard (New)
31. Where Soldiers Come From (previous rank 15)
32. Koran By Heart (previous rank 17)
33. The Last Mountain (previous rank 26)
34. Bob And The Monster (previous rank 28)
35. The Last Lions (previous rank 29)
36. Cinema Komunisto (previous rank 31)
37. Our School (Scoala Noastra) (New)
38. Last Days Here (previous rank 33)
39. Long Way Home: The Loving Story (previous rank 34)
40. The King Of Luck (previous rank 35)
41. Undefeated (New)
42. Marathon Boy (New)
43. The Carrier (New)
44. A Good Man (New)
45. Hell And Back Again (New)
46. Love During Wartime (previous rank 13)
47. Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (previous rank 16)
48. Give Up Tomorrow (previous rank 30
49. The Rescuers: Heroes Of The Holocaust (New)
50. Bombay Beach (New)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Documentary Feature predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re really into documentaries, check out the Documentary Shorts also.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
Switch to another year: 84th,  85th,  86th,  87th,  88th,  89th  

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