The genre-bending drama will be based on science fiction author Phillip K. Dick's twin sister Jane, who died as an infant.
Director Brett Morgen and his colorist talk about the hundreds of hours that went into making the 1960s footage look so stunning.
The popular NatGeo documentary, with seven nominations, could add Emmy wins to its honor roll.
Sometimes, when a movie is a bit too successful, it can backfire with the documentary Oscar voters.
"The Shape of Water," "Coco," and "Jane," the big PGA winners Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, now have Oscar momentum.
Morgen, along with editor Joe Beshenkovsky, made a 90-minute documentary after sorting through 1,500 hours of footage.
The first-time filmmaker's Outstanding Direction win made him the first debut director to pick up the prize.
The world's most famous primatologist reviews the most ape-friendly blockbuster of the year.
The Jane Goodall documentary follows the early years of one of the planet's greatest crusaders, and the choice was echoed by fellow directors like Joe Berlinger, who continues to believe in the power of film to make a difference.
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Documentary branch members will whittle down 170 submissions to reach a shortlist of 15.
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