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Oscar Documentaries 2010: Top 15 Academy Award Contenders

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer is among the 15 documentaries in the running for an Oscar this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The list of the documentary contenders includes The Tillman Story, about the football hero who famously died in Afghanistan; Waiting for Superman, Davis Guggenheim’s film about the state of public education in the United States; and Restrepo, a film based on a year embedded in Afghanistan with Sebastian Junger. Art cult film Exit Through The Gift Shop by British artist Banksy also made the list. But conspicuously missing is Joan Rivers’ documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.