Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations.
Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
Brillo Box (3¢ Off), Brillo Box Documentary
Close Ties, Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association
Extremis, f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures
4.1 Miles, University of California, Berkeley
Frame 394, Compy Films
Joe’s Violin, Lucky Two Productions
The Mute’s House, The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School
The Other Side of Home, Feeln
Watani: My Homeland, ITN Productions
The White Helmets, Grain Media and Violet Films