Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,


As others have mentioned, the short list for Oscar Best Documentary nominations was released today, with a glaring omission.

I knew this list was coming out and checked the Academy web site with trepidation, at the Times this afternoon. There's the list! It said it was in alphabetical order, and I looked it up and down anyway. Huh? I haven't heard of all these movies and I was at plenty of festivals.

Someone figured out that, excluding "Inconvenient Truth," the remaining nominees COMBINED made about half of "Wordplay"'s total.

Plus, "Wordplay" is so good!

I'm way too close to the situation to think rationally, but yeesh.

If Ken Burns was on the documentary screening committee, he has some 'splainin' to do!

I wonder if we could get a nomination in another category -- Song? Editing? Visual Effects?

And what about other awards - Spirit? Critics' orgs.?


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