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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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