In a 10.5 piece about the Best Feature Documentary Oscar race, TheWrap‘s Steve Pond has listed what he suspects are the presumed front runners: Amanda Knox, Cameraperson, Fire at Sea, Gleason, I Am Not Your Negro, Into the Inferno, Life, Animated, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Miss Sharon Jones!, O.J.: Made in America, 13th, The Ivory Game, Trapped and Weiner.
Speaking as BFCA member whose ballot will help select the winner of the first Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, which will happen on Thursday, 11.3 in Brooklyn, I’m thinking that the hotties, in this order, are O.J.: Made in America, Weiner, Amanda Knox, Life Animated, The Ivory Game, I Am Not Your Negro, and 13th. I”m basing this assessment on a combination of buzz plus my own opinions. Then again I haven’t yet seen Gleason (which I’ve despised since catching the initial trailer), Fire at Sea, Into The Inferno and Trapped. Yes, I need to get on it.