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
Bully, The Bully Project LLC
Chasing Ice, Exposure
Detropia, Loki Films
Ethel, Moxie Firecracker Films
5 Broken Cameras, Guy DVD Films
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 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
Searching for Sugar Man, Red Box Films
This Is Not a Film, Wide Management
The Waiting Room, Open’hood, Inc.
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.