‘O.J.: Made in America’ explores race and celebrity through the life of O. J. Simpson, from his emerging football career at the University of Southern California and his celebrity and popularity within American culture, to his trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, and subsequent acquittal. It also shows how he was convicted and imprisoned for another crime, 13 years later.
The documentary received critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards. It was the longest film in the 30 for 30 catalogue and the longest ever to win an Oscar (surpassing War and Peace). The documentary became the last of its type to be nominated and win an Oscar after a new Academy rule barred any “multi-part or limited series” from being eligible for the documentary categories.