Oscar Short List Picks Vanity Fair Over Vogue

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So the Oscar short list for documentaries was announced this week, and on the rather long list (fifteen films!) was Valentino The Last Emperor. Cheers for a fashion flick and VaVa's five pugs! But whither The September Issue? Surely one of the most engrossing films of the year is worthy of a nod? The Vogue flick has earned, so far, $3,747,341 in theaters, and is still playing. Valentino made roughly half that, with just $1,755,134. It stands to reason that more people saw Anna's movie. Populism, we all know, is rarely a reason to win an Oscar. But! Is this a case of Vanity Fair triumphing over Vogue? Valentino was helmed by Matt Tyrnauer, a correspondent for VF. Is an invite to Graydon's Oscar party so coveted that the Academy is willing to snub Anna? Oh, to be a fly on Condé's elevator wall ... [Official site]