Saturday, November 19, 2011

Carpet-Bagging: Doc race shuts out top tier

How does it not surprise me that the most stunning documentaries of this year are being left on the drying rack? I was utterly astounded by "Senna" a few weeks ago, but I suppose it was predictable of them to give the shovel to something comprised primarily of found footage. It's as if the attention to detail and effort alone mean nothing at all, which, in the Academy scheme of things, they don't really. Case in point, look at the winners of last year's awards, not just in this race. Similarly, "Into the Abyss" and "Bombay Beach", which I'll be finally catching via Netflix later today, were left out of the races. You can see the entire list below after the jump.

"Battle for Brooklyn" (RUMER Inc.)
"Bill Cunningham New York" (First Thought Films)
"Buck" (Cedar Creek Productions)
"Hell and Back Again" (Roast Beef Productions Limited)
"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" (Marshall Curry Productions, LLC)
"Jane's Journey" (NEOS Film GmbH & Co. KG)
"The Loving Story" (Augusta Films)
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" (
"Pina" (Neue Road Movies GmbH)
"Project Nim" (Red Box Films)
"Semper Fi: Always Faithful" (Tied to the Tracks Films, Inc.)
"Sing Your Song" (S2BN Belafonte Productions, LLC)
"Undefeated" (Spitfire Pictures)
"Under Fire: Journalists in Combat" (JUF Pictures, Inc.)
"We Were Here" (Weissman Projects, LLC)

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