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Searching for Sugar Man (movie)
Can Oscar documentary nominee '20 Feet' prevail over darker matter?
Can Oscar documentary nominee '20 Feet' prevail over darker matter?

"Searching for Sugar Man," the absorbing investigation into the whereabouts of an elusive '70s singer-songwriter, won the Academy Award for feature documentary last year. It was the first time that the entire body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could vote on the category. In previous years, academy members had to attend special screenings of all five nominated documentaries, signing in at the theater in order to prove they were present. Did the feel-good "Sugar Man" win because it was the best documentary — or because it was the most publicized and thus the movie that the majority of academy members saw? It's a question that...

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