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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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