‘THIS IS IT’

Could Jackson Doc Win an Oscar?

Sony and Michael Jackson fans around the world might want to start an Oscar campaign. With high acclaim from both fans and critics, the posthumous concert film This Is It could possibly be nominated for a best picture Academy Award if its backers submit the nomination in time. Though too late for a slot in the documentary nominations, the movie—edited together by director Kenny Ortega from hundreds of hours of rehearsal footage shot before Jackson's death—has earned enough praise that it might be considered a contender, especially since the Academy has expanded its best picture nominations from 5 to 10. Ortega, speaking about Jackson’s Oscar odds, simply says: "He deserves one. Come on, people."