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15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

Fifteen documentary films have been selected for the “short list” of titles competing for one of five nominations for the 79th Academy Awards. Eighty-one eligible films were submitted for consideration for the Best Documentary Feature category this year, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The full list is:

Blindsight,” directed by Lucy Walker

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?” directed by Frank Popper

Deliver Us from Evil,” directed by Amy Berg

The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends,” directed by Patricia Foulkrod

An Inconvenient Truth,” directed by Davis Guggenheim

Iraq in Fragments,” directed by James Longley

Jesus Camp,” directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple,” directed by Stanley Nelson

My Country, My Country,” directed by Laura Poitras

Shut Up & Sing,” directed by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck

Sisters in Law,” directed by Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto

Storm of Emotions,” directed by Yael Klopmann

The Trials of Darryl Hunt,” directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg

An Unreasonable Man,” directed by Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan

The War Tapes,” directed by Deborah Scranton

The Documentary Branch screening committee viewed the eligible documentaries in a preliminary round of screenings, according to AMPAS, and branch members will now select the five 2006 nominees from among the 15 titles on this shortlist. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday,
January 23, 2007 and the Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007.

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