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Oscar Watch: Cinema Eye Honors Signal Documentary Frontrunners

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood November 4, 2010 at 9:53AM

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.
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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.

This article is related to: Awards, Genres, Oscars, Documentaries


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.