"I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache." --Bette Davis (Opinions Expressed Are My Own)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Final Predictions - Best Documentary Feature
“Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
“Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
“Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
“Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley
Should Win - Exit Through the Gift Shop
Will Win - Inside Job
Should Have Been Nominated - Waiting for 'Superman'
Commentary - The lack of nomination for Waiting for 'Superman' still stings as it wsa considered the frontrunner for the prize. I was thrilled with the Exit Through the Gift Shop nomination, but the controversy over his appearence (or lack there of), plus the fact that the Academy is full of a bunch of sticks in the mud who would not get the hip and funny nature of such a film, means that most likely it will not win. I am going with the safe choice, not a bad choice by any means, but the type of documentary we see once a year, a politically charged look at the world around us.