Monday, December 3, 2012

Shortlist of 15 Documentary Features for 2013 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. One hundred twenty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Never Sorry LLC

Bully, The Bully Project LLC

Chasing Ice, Exposure

Detropia, Loki Films

Ethel, Moxie Firecracker Films

5 Broken Cameras, Guy DVD Films

The Gatekeepers, Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil

The House I Live In, Charlotte Street Films, LLC

How to Survive a Plague, How to Survive a Plague LLC

The Imposter, Imposter Pictures Ltd.

The Invisible War, Chain Camera Pictures

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Jigsaw Productions in association with Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films

Searching for Sugar Man, Red Box Films

This Is Not a Film, Wide Management

The Waiting Room, Open’hood, Inc.

The Documentary Branch viewed the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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