Tuesday, December 04, 2012

2012 OSCAR® RACE: FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES CUT TO 15

 
In the 85th Academy Awards® Documentary Feature category, 15 have advanced in the voting process. One hundred twenty-six pictures originally qualified in this category. Members of the Academy's Documentary Branch will now select five nominees from this list.

The documentaries 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, and the five nominees will come from this 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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