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Best Documentary Feature

Frontrunner Friday – Annapurna in flux; category changes

After last week’s drops of trailers for Vice and The Mule, this week’s Frontrunner Friday brings us a few changes that may or may not affect the status of a handful of films and performances. The big news is that Annapurna suffered a big loss with the stepping down (firing?) of its president Chelsea Barnard this week as the fledgling …

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Frontrunner Friday: No one knows anything (and that’s a good thing)

Frontrunner Friday has returned after a month to digest the impact that Venice, Telluride and Toronto had on the Oscar playing field and it was definitely substantial.  What it didn’t do, however, is solidify among us Oscar pundits an actual frontrunner. You ask one of us and they’ll say A Star Is Born has it. You ask another and it’s …

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2019 Oscars: With RBG, Mr. Rogers and Whitney Houston, box office and popularity are shaping the Documentary Feature Oscar race

We may only be halfway through the year but we’ve already got a handful of high-profile Documentary Feature Oscar contenders and, in difference from normal years, they’re also box office hits. Both RBG, about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, about famed children’s television personality Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) have enjoyed boffo box …

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