It was a huge favorite to win an Academy Award so, no, we weren't surprised to see
Searching for Sugar Man
come away with the Oscar for best documentary feature. And, no, were't entirely surprised when the subject of the film, Detroiter Sixto Rodriguez, didn't attend the spectacle.
Good stuff all round, summarized in this excerpt from a piece in HuffPost Detroit:
The film 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 by 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.
Read the rest of the story in HuffPost Detroit here