Oscar race heats up with 145 documentary titles
By Darah Hansen
October 28, 2016
Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurt’s Amanda Knox, Ava DuVernay’s 13th, Werner Herzog’s Into the Inferno, Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro and Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week are among the projects submitted in the Documentary Feature category for the upcoming Academy Awards.
In all 145 titles have been put forward for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in the Oscar race. Click here to see the full list of titles.
A shortlist of 15 films will be announced in December, with final nominations announced Jan. 24, 2017.
Documentaries submitted in the feature category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.
The Oscars ceremony is scheduled to be held Feb. 26, 2017 in L.A.
Earlier this week, the Academy released a list of the top-10 Oscar contenders in the field of Documentary Short Subject. Of those named, five projects will earn nominations and vie for the Oscar hardware.