‘The Cove’ set for prime time debut

Posted by · 2:56 pm · August 27th, 2010

I sometimes wonder what Louis Psihoyos might have been able to convey to a massive television audience if Fisher Stevens hadn’t bum-rushed the microphone when “The Cove” won Best Documentary, and/or Oscarcast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic hadn’t decided to play Psihoyos off before he had a chance to speak up (all on account of a harmless banner Ric O’Barry unspooled and held on high).

In any case, the film has been on DVD for some time now and has found a modest audience, but it’ll have its prime time television debut this Sunday, August 29.  Animal Planet will premiere the film at 9:00pm EST, so tell a friend.

Meanwhile, as Guy reminded us yesterday and Anne and I discussed this morning, the documentary feature category is looking like a race for the ages this year.  What do you think will be left standing when the awards dust clears at the Kodak in February?

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  • 1 8-28-2010 at 10:11 am

    Ben M. said...

    Yeah, the film really deserves to be seen, call me crazy but I think it should’ve been nominated for best picture and editing in addition to the documentary category.

    As for this year, it does look like there are plenty of potential contenders (though I do suspect films like Exit Through the Gift Shop and Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work will miss entirely) but my early gut feeling is A Film Unfinished has the subject matter and reviews to make it the one to beat.

  • 2 8-28-2010 at 5:03 pm

    hopeless pedant said...

    True to my name, being pedantic here –

    it will be on at 9 PM EDT. EST is a different time, an hour away from 9 EDT, and for the most part is not observed in the US in the summer (there are a couple pockets that remain on EST year round, meaning that their clocks don’t go ahead in spring, and their time during summer is the same as CDT or Chicago’s time.

    As for this being on Animal Planet – that means at least commercial interruptions, likely wrong aspect ratio and possible editing. So overall not a good thing.

  • 3 8-28-2010 at 5:42 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Ay, ay, ay…