15 documentaries advance in Oscar voting process

Yesterday the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the 15 documentary films that would advance into the next phase of the voting process.

The following list was narrowed down from 101 entries:

“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Alex Gibney, director (ES Productions LLC)
“Enemies of the People,” Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, directors (Old Street Films)
“Exit through the Gift Shop,” Banksy, director (Paranoid Pictures)
“Gasland,” Josh Fox, director (Gasland Productions, LLC)
“Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould,” Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont, directors (White Pine Pictures)
“Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson, director (Representational Pictures)
“The Lottery,” Madeleine Sackler, director (Great Curve Films)
“Precious Life,” Shlomi Eldar, director (Origami Productions)
“Quest for Honor,” Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, director (Smothers Bruni Productions)
“Restrepo,” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, directors (Outpost Films)
“This Way of Life,” Thomas Burstyn, director (Cloud South Films)
“The Tillman Story,” Amir Bar-Lev, director (Passion Pictures/Axis Films)
“Waiting for ‘Superman’”, Davis Guggenheim, director (Electric Kinney Films)
“Waste Land,” Lucy Walker, director (Almega Projects)
“William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe,” Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, directors (Disturbing the Universe LLC)

Nice to see “Waiting For Superman” on the list! Here’s hoping that the Davis Guggenheim documentary on education in America goes all the way to the big show.

The 83rd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 27, 2011, and nominations will be announced on Jan. 25.

 

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One Response to “15 documentaries advance in Oscar voting process”

  1. I met Alex Gibney and saw Wasteland at the HCAF!!
    They were all getting antsy waiting for this announcement!

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