The Academy has instituted new rules for the Documentary category, which should allow for more members to participate in both the nominations and the final voting. This year’s short list suggests that the new rules might be working, as almost all of these films have quite a following.
Over time, the larger pool of voters should lead to more crowd pleasers. Let’s just hope they don’t shy away from equally qualified works that address hard-hitting or controversial issues.
1. Searching For Sugar Man (Predicted Winner)
2. The Invisible War
3. The Gatekeepers
4. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
5. How To Survive A Plague
6. The Imposter
7. 5 Broken Cameras
8. Chasing Ice
9. This Is Not A Film
12. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
13. The House I Live In
14. The Waiting Room
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 85th Oscars HERE.
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