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Oscars: 'Free Solo' wins amid a big year for popular documentaries

It was only fitting that perhaps the most dramatic documentary category competition in years should give the Oscar to a movie filled with human emotions, death-defying stakes and nail-biting tension, as the Academy Award for documentary feature went to "Free Solo."

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, a husband-and-wife filmmaking team, "Free Solo" follows climber Alex Honnold as he attempted to become the first person to

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