Well, today the category is one of the less interesting ones, but we have to go through with it. Here are the nominees for Best Documentary Feature.
5th Most Likely To Win: Salt Of The Earth
Here’s the summary – “Photographer Sebastião Salgado has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.” Of course they would nominate this. But it’s not winning. My predictions in this category is going mostly off of popularity.
4th Most Likely To Win: Last Days In Vietnam
Do they have FOOTAGE of the last days of the Vietnam war? How come this is the first time we’re hearing about this? But, more importantly, when was the last time a war movie won in this category? It just doesn’t seem like something the Academy would vote for.
3rd Most likely To Win: Finding Vivian Maier
“A mysterious nanny secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers.” Wow, go figure. It might surprise. but I don’t think it’ll happen.
2nd Most Likely To Win: Virunga
I’ve seen the ads for this. Something about war and gorillas except it has nothing to do with Planet Of The Apes. Also, It’s on Netflix, so more Academy Voters will be able to see it. Oh, and Leonardo DiCaprio is an executive producer. Well, you know how Oscar voters like to pass over DiCaprio…
MY PREDICTED WINNER: Citizenfour
Because it’s won everything and all indication was that it’s good. The race was between this Life Itself, and now that the latter film is out of the picture, it’s smooth sailing for Citizenfour. Given the reviews this film has got, it should be a very easy win.
I haven’t seen any of these, so I’m not gonna offer up any opinion except for this one – Life Itself was ROBBED.