Searching for Sugar Man wins Oscar

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Los Angeles - Searching for Sugar Man, the heartwarming chronicle of a forgotten musician's rediscovery, has won the Academy Award for best documentary.

Directed by the Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugar Man tells the story of the Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez who disappeared from public after releasing an album in the early 70s, but developed an unlikely cult following in South Africa.

The other nominees Sunday night were 5 Broken Cameras, The Gatekeepers, How to Survive a Plague and The Invisible War.

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