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‘Amy,’ ‘Malala,’ ‘Hunting Ground,’ ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ Make Oscars’ Doc Shortlist

'Amy,' 'Malala,' 'Hunting Ground,' 'What Happened, Miss Simone?' Make Oscars' Doc Shortlist

Three women-directed films and another three women-centric ones have made the 2016 Oscars documentary shortlist. 

Among the 15 finalists for an Academy Award nomination are Liz Garbus’ "What Happened, Miss Simone?," Laurie Anderson’s "Heart of a Dog" and  Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s "Meru." 

Also included are the nonfiction portraits "Amy" and "He Named Me Malala," as well as "The Hunting Ground." 

The five official nominees for the documentary category will be announced live on January 14, 2016. 

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