New University Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary
It seems that while Al Gore may have lost the presidential election back in 2000, he will be a winner come Oscar night. ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ will walk away with the win for Best Documentary. The film seems to have the support of the liberal Hollywood public.
Its box office success gives the Academy yet another reason to award it. It is common for the documentary with the most domestic success to ultimately be awarded, as seen with last year’s win for ‘March of the Penguins.’
The film does have competition from ‘Deliver Us From Evil,’ the sobering look at a Catholic Priest abuse scandal in California, but the popularity of ‘Truth’ will ultimately give it the edge.