The Edward Snowden documentary was directed by Laura Poitras, who accepted the award Sunday night

By Michael Miller
Updated February 22, 2015 11:05 PM
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Citizenfour won Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars on Sunday night.

The film beat out Finding Vivian Maier, Last Days in Vietnam, The Salt of the Earth and Virunga.

“I would like to thank the documentary community who support each other so deeply,” filmmaker Laura Poitras said while accepting the Oscar for the film, about controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The award was presented by Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

Notable past winners include 20 Feet from Stardom, Searching for Sugar Man, The Cove, An Inconvenient Truth, March of the Penguins and Bowling for Columbine.

The 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, are airing live on ABC.

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