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Best Documentary Film: 'Searching For Sugar Man' Wins Oscar At 85th Annual Academy Awards

This undated publicity photo released by courtesy Sony Pictures Classics shows Rodriguez in a scene from the documentary film
This undated publicity photo released by courtesy Sony Pictures Classics shows Rodriguez in a scene from the documentary film, "Searching for Sugar Man." The Directors Guild of America announced on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries in 2012, including directors, Kirby Dick, "The Invisible War," Malik Bendjelloul, "Searching for Sugar Man," Lauren Greenfield, "The Queen of Versailles," David France, "How To Survive A Plague," and Alison Klayman, "Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry." The winners in all categories will be announced at the 65th Annual DGA Awards dinner and ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics, Hal Wilson)

"Searching for Sugar Man" won Best Documentary Feature at the 85th annual Academy Awards.

The award for Best Documentary Film honors the best in non-fiction filmmaking.

"Searching for Sugar Man" was the leader of a strong pack of nominees. The documentary focused on the search for Sixto Rodriguez, a failed singer-songwriter from the 1970s who was an unexpected hit in South Africa. Directed Malik Bendjelloul, "Searching for Sugar Man" was an audience award winner at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won Best Documentary from BAFTA and the Producers Guild of America.

"Searching for Sugar Man" defeated "How to Survive a Plague," "The Invisible War," "5 Broken Cameras" and "The Gatekeepers" to win Best Documentary Feature. More about that category can be found here.

For more on the Oscars' 2013 ceremony, including a full list of Academy Awards winners, check out the live blog below.

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