Friday, November 21, 2008

15 Docs Continue in 2008 Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 81st Academy Awards®. A record 94 pictures originally qualified in the category. The Documentary Branch Screening Committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on this shortlist.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order:

AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR

THE BETRAYAL (Nerakhoon)

BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

FUEL

THE GARDEN

GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS

I.O.U.S.A.

IN A DREAM

MADE IN AMERICA

MAN ON WIRE

PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (S.O.P.)

THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY

TROUBLE THE WATER

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, 22 January 2009, at 5:30 a.m., PT, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, 22 February 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Here are the five I would like to see nominated: GLASS: A PORTRAIT OF PHILIP IN TWELVE PARTS, MADE IN AMERICA, MAN ON WIRE, PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL, and STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. What are your picks?

3 comments:

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  2. HI, I SAW AAMIR KHAN'S FILM TAREE ZAMEEN PAR FROM INDIA.. IT IS A MUST SEE, I LOVED IT, ITS A GREAT MOVIE THIS YEAR FOR THE OSCARS, ITS EMOTIONAL, FUNNY, INTELLIGENT FILM. ITS A MUST SEE FILM.IT SHOULD WIN THE OSCARS THIS YEAR !! GOOD LUCK !!

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  3. To Tennen Parman: Sorry, I don't read Japanese.

    To MK: The Indian film was submitted by India for the Best Foreign Language Film category (BFLF). It must now make its way through the Academy screening committees. We shall see.
    Mimi

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Thank you for commenting! Mimi