02/25/2011 12:18 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Docu-Drama: Surprises and Snubs for the Best Documentary Oscar

While it's seldom the most attention-grabbing category, 2011's Best Documentary Oscar race has already provided some of the year's biggest surprises and snubs, leaving no clear favorite in a field with a wide variety of themes, styles and messages. While most Americans don't have the opportunity to watch documentaries in theaters, several of the nominees (as well as great docs that didn't make the cut) are available on Netflix or will be soon. So it's a good time to dust off your queue and take a look at some of the best docs of 2010 while we can still remember them.

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