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It's Official: 2010 Documentary Film Oscars Nominees

By February 2, 2010

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Just announced, the 82nd Academy Awards nominations! And the nominees are:

Best Documentary Feature:

Best Documentary Short:

There are no surprises, no upsets on the list. All of the nominees are Oscar-worthy, well-made and relevant films with strong social messages. All the nominated feature-length documentaries have screened in theaters, been embraced by a wide range of audiences, won other awards and honors. and received crirtical acclaim. Of the shorts, three have already aired on HBO. The nominees indicate that, in general, 2009 was a pretty good year for documentaries.

My predictions? I think The Cove, which as already won the Oscar-predicting PGA and DGA awards for best feature, and has brought tremendous interest to the documentary genre, is a shoe-in for best feature-length documentary. And for best short, I think Rabbit a la Berlin willl win the coveted golden statuette for it's fine cinematic presentation of a quirky and compelling story.

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The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony is slated for March 7, 2010. It will be good to see these outstanding documentary filmmakers on the red carpet! Meanwhile, check out the entire list of 2010 Oscar nominees to see who else will be there.


February 3, 2010 at 11:01 pm
(1) Brian says:

What about Anvil?

February 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm
(2) Al says:

The story of Anvil should be on that list

March 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm
(3) telegraph21 says:

If you haven’t seen Food Inc., this is a great clip from the film about the history of McDonald’s. It has fantastic archival footage.


March 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm
(4) Nathan says:

the DGA award is not a forecast of the oscars. in the last ten years none of the recipients for the DGA for documentary feature won the oscar. it’s almost an anti prediction.

February 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm
(5) Documentaries says:

im curious why Anvil wasn’t nomineed

February 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm
(6) Bob says:

Michael Ruppert’s documentary “Collapse” is a must-see and I can’t believe that it didn’t make the list…..do yourself a HUGE favor and watch it ASAP because it is so very pertinent to what is unfolding around us these days…..the other nominees are good choices, but the topic of Collapse and its’ content will affect ALL of our lives.

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