Thompson on Hollywood

The documentary race is heating up.

Post-Gothams, Indie Spirits, and National Board of Review, education doc Waiting for Superman and Wall Street expose Inside Job are looking good for a spot in the final Oscar five. They were among Friday's Producer's Guild nominations, which also included Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer, Earth Made of Glass, Smash His Camera and The Tillman Story. The PGA will announce nominations in other categories on January 4, 2011; the awards ceremony takes place on January 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Friday night, the International Documentary Association will announce its winners at their awards ceremony at the DGA. Stay tuned for the winners.

Check out Inside Job director Charles Ferguson on Charlie Rose; the movie is hanging tough at the box office and should soon pass the $3 million mark, more than respectable for a brainy financial meltdown doc.