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The Harvey Weinstein-backed sports documentary has won the award for best documentary at this year's Academy Awards

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Undefeated has won the Oscar for best documentary feature at the Academy Award ceremony currently taking place at the in Hollywood. The film, directed by Daniel Lindsay and Tj Martin about a high school American football team in Memphis on a hot streak was an unexpected winner, defeating Wim Wenders' dance film Pina and the war documentary Hell and Back Again.

Undefeated came out top in a lineup that also included Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's film about the West Memphis Three, Paradise Lost 3 : Purgatory and If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front directed by Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman.

On the Oscars podium the directors thanked,, among others, legendary producer Harvey Weinstein, who has reportedly struck a »

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