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15 Documentary Features Advance in 2012 Oscar Race

December 4, 2012 | By

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the documentary feature category will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards. 126 pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Never Sorry LLC

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry OFFICIAL TRAILER from Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Vimeo.

Bully, The Bully Project LLC

BULLY official trailer from Lee Hirsch on Vimeo.

Chasing Ice, Exposure

Detropia, Loki Films

Ethel, Moxie Firecracker Films

5 Broken Cameras, Guy DVD Films

Trailer “5 Broken Cameras” from Guy Davidi on Vimeo.

The Gatekeepers, Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil

The House I Live In, Charlotte Street Films, LLC

How to Survive a Plague, How to Survive a Plague LLC

The Imposter, Imposter Pictures Ltd.

The Imposter Trailer from Indomina on Vimeo.

The Invisible War, Chain Camera Pictures

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Jigsaw Productions in association with Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In the House of God – Trailer from Jigsaw Productions on Vimeo.

Searching for Sugar Man, Red Box Films

This Is Not a Film, Wide Management

The Waiting Room, Open’hood, Inc.

The Waiting Room Theatrical Trailer from The Waiting Room on Vimeo.

The documentary branch viewed the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live Jan. 10, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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