Sugar Man wins Oscar for best documentary

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 04:23 hrs

Searching for Sugar Man, the heartwarming chronicle of a forgotten musician's rediscovery, has won the Academy Award for best documentary.

Directed by the Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugar Man tells the story of the Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez who disappeared from public after releasing an album in the early '70s, but developed an unlikely cult following in South Africa.

The other nominees Sunday night were 5 Broken Cameras, 'The Gatekeepers, 'How to Survive a Plague and The Invisible War.

The voting process for the documentary category underwent an overhaul this year intended to limit the nomination of obscure films, and ensure that a larger group of documentary filmmakers winnowed the nominees.

The 85th Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Seth MacFarlane.

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