Oscars Watch: Werner Herzog’s Into The Abyss Snubbed by the Academy

Believe it or not, but after 49 years in the business and over 40 films credited as director (over 20 of those films being documentaries), German director Werner Herzog (known mainly for “Grizzly Man” and “Rescue Dawn”) has only been recognized by the Academy once (a nomination for Best Documentary for “Encounters at the End of the World” in 2008). Though I have not yet seen “Into The Abyss”, the film has gained critical acclaim and has even won an award at the BFI London Film Festival for Best Documentary. While I am sure many of the documentaries nominated this year deserve the honor, Werner Herzog is long over due.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s