Eight short docs are in competition for an Oscar nomination for the 78th Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the list of titles vying for one of 3 to 5 nominations in the Short Documentary category. They are: "Abused", "The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club", "Dimmer", "God Sleeps in Rwanda", "Mr. Mergler's Gift", "The Mushroom Club", "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin", "Positively Naked". The nominations will be announced on January 31, 2006 and the Oscars will take place on March 5, 2006. [Eugene Hernandez]