Tinkering with Oscar docs voting system raises hopes, fears


The Vote’s latest print column
for Variety looks at the state of the Oscar feature documentary category (won most recently by “Undefeated,” above) in the wake of this year’s new approach to balloting.

Amid all the debate over rules changes for documentaries at the Academy Awards, there is one question that matters.

Are we closer to the most deserving docs getting nominated — or farther away? …

Read the entire piece here, and also note that the film academy has extended the voting deadline for the 15-doc shortlist, which now won’t be revealed until December.

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