|Directed by||Sarah Kernochan|
|Produced by||Lynn Appelle|
|Starring||S. K. Thoth|
|Distributed by||Direct Cinema|
Thoth is a documentary film by Sarah Kernochan and Lynn Appelle about the life of New York-based street performer S. K. Thoth. In 2002, the film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 74th Academy Awards.
|2001||74th Academy Awards||Best Documentary Short Subject||Won|
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