15 Documentary Features Advance In 2016 Oscar® Race

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 89th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category.i_am_not_your_negro

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

  • Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions
  • Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS
  • The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions
  • Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment
  • Gleason,” Dear Rivers Productions, Exhibit A and IMG Films
  • Hooligan Sparrow,” Little Horse Crossing the River
  • I Am Not Your Negro,” Velvet Film
  • The Ivory Game,” Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions
  • Life, Animated,” Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms
  • O.J.: Made in America,” Laylow Films and ESPN Films
  • 13th,” Forward Movement
  • Tower,” Go-Valley
  • Weiner,” Edgeline Films
  • The Witness,” The Witnesses Film
  • Zero Days,” Jigsaw Productions

The Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.fuocoammare_ver2

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.