The documentary races are always the hardest to pin down so early in the season, but here we can at least get a slight handle on what is being embraced and snubbed. This will, ultimately, mean very little because the tide will change and the televised awards mean a lot with these categories, but for now we can give this a little attention.
Best Feature Award
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
The 13th is gaining traction as an undeniable frontrunner on buzz alone, and O.J., Weiner and I Am not Your Negro have already shown up with Gotham so you can pencil in another showing for them here.
Best Short Award
Clinica De Migrantes : Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
The White Helmets
If you think Documentary is hard to predict...Documentary Short is even harder! I have no clue yet what to make of this category or these potential nominees.