Thompson on Hollywood

Given that Oscar-winner The Cove grabbed seven nominations at last year's Cinema Eye documentary honors at the UK's Sheffield Doc/Fest, that bodes well for this year's nominations leader (with seven), Last Train Home, Lixin Fan's story of a migrant Chinese family.

Other Outstanding Feature nominees include Janus Metz’s Armadillo, Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop, Laura Poitra’s The Oath, and Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol.

The 2011 Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking event takes place on January 18, 2011 in Astoria, Queens. For the first time, the Documentary Channel will broadcast. My last look at the doc race is here; more on Cinema Eye Honors at indieWIRE.