Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Morris, Marsh, Herzog down to shortlist for documentary Oscar®

The Academy has unveiled the shortlist of 15 documentaries that will advance to the next stage in 81st Academy Awards®.

The 15 films are:
  • At the Death House Door
  • The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
  • Blessed Is The Match: The Life And Death Of Hannah Senesh
  • Encounters At The End Of The World
  • Fuel
  • The Garden
  • Glass: A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve Parts
  • I.O.U.S.A.
  • In A Dream
  • Made In America
  • Man On Wire
  • Pray the Devil Back To Hell
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • They Killed Sister Dorothy
  • Trouble The Water
A record 94 entries originally qualified in the category. The documentary branch screening committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting.

The five nominees will be announced on January 22 and the Academy Awards are set to take place on February 22.