The Cove might have become the front runner for the Oscars after winning multiple honors this past weekend at the Critics' Choice Awards and Cinema Eye Awards. Though awards for documentaries are less predictable than for nonfiction films, the Cove's sweep this past weekend is a huge boost to its chances for the Golden Statue.
Louie Psihoyos’ documentary won best the best documentary feature at the Critics' Choice Awards, beating out films like Anvil, Capitalism: A Love Story, Food Inc and Michael Jackson’s This Is It .
The Cove also won in three categories at the Cinema Eye Awards, including best film, production and cinematography. The Cinema Eye Awards focus entirely on nonfiction filmmaking.
Food Inc hasn't received the same recognition so far, but is still considered a strong contender for the Oscars, as well as Burma VJ, which won two honors at the Cinema Eye show this weekend. Will these recent awards mean anything to the Grand Daddy show (The Academy Awards), who knows? But it's worth debating.
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