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Oscars 2017: Best Documentary Shortlist Announced, Led by ‘O.J.: Made in America,’ ‘Cameraperson’ and ‘Weiner’

The final five nominees will be announced on January 24.

OJ Made In America


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has announced the 15 films that comprise this year’s Best Documentary shortlist, with “O.J.: Made in America,” “13th” and “I Am Not Your Negro” among the unsurprising inclusions. Notably absent, meanwhile, are the likes of “Amanda Knox” and “Jim: The James Foley Story.” A total of 145 features were submitted this year, and the five nominees will be announced on the morning of January 24. Full list below:

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“Command and Control”

“The Eagle Huntress”

“Fire at Sea”


“Hooligan Sparrow”

“I Am Not Your Negro”

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“The Ivory Game”

“Life, Animated”

“O.J.: Made in America”



“The Witness”

“Zero Days”

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