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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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