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“Undefeated” triumphs at 2012 Oscars

Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin's Undefeated (pictured), a film documenting the struggles of a Memphis football team and their devoted coach, has picked up the Oscar for best documentary feature at the 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.
February 26, 2012

Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s Undefeated (pictured), a film documenting the struggles of a Memphis football team and their devoted coach, has picked up the Oscar for best documentary feature at the 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.

The film, produced by Spitfire Pictures, beat Wim Wenders’ Pina, Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again, Marshall Curry’s If a Tree Falls and Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory to take the prize.

Undefeated debuted last year at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and was subsequently picked up The Weinstein Company for distribution.

Musician Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs recently came on board as an executive producer for the film, and a Hollywood remake of the story is reportedly in the works.

Elsewhere at the Oscars ceremony, the Academy Award for best documentary short went to Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Saving Face.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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