The Golden Globe nominees are often looked at for hints as to what films might go on to the Academy Awards. But there's one major Oscar category that can't be predicted based on the picks of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Best Documentary Feature. There hasn't been a Golden Globe given for best documentary since 1977, and the category had only existed for five years.

Certainly non-fiction films aren't the most popular type, but if there was ever a time for the HFPA to recognize their worth, it was in the past decade. Between Michael Moore and penguins, docs showed they can be moneymakers in the 2000s, and a large number of films broke out enough in the arthouse market to have warranted more attention from organizations celebrating cinema.
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