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Understanding the Best Documentary race


Got an e-mail from the Dean of the Clinton School today about Wordplay and where it might end up in the race for Best Documentary.  I was a big fan of Wordplay.  Here's my response to the Dean.  Let me know your thoughts.

Dean:    [Wordplay] has just passed Capturng the Friedmans in revenue, making it the 24th highest grossest documentary all of time and #2 of the 2006 documentaries only behind An Inconvenient Truth. Could an Academy Award nomination be forthcoming? Thought the movie blog writer might note this.

BSR:    I think it certainly will be in the running for a nomination.  An Inconvenient Truth is the runaway favorite.  My guess is that Jesus Camp, Deliver Us from Evil, Sketches of Frank Gehry, The U.S. versus John Lennon, 49 Up, Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man, Who Killed the Electric Car?, Once In a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, and Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing will be strong contenders for nominations.  Wordplay will be right there.

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