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Oscars 2017: 10 Documentary Shorts Vie for Nominations

Netflix's "The White Helmets" is among the documentary shorts vying for the final five Oscar nominees on January 24.

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The documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 10 Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards. They will compete for the final five nominations, to be announced January 24.

The documentary voters viewed 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

The 10 films are listed 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

The 89th annual Academy Awards will be held Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and around the world at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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