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15 Films Selected for Oscar Short List in Doc Feature Category

By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire November 15, 2006 at 9:13AM

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.
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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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