Academy chooses 15 docs to be whittled down in Best Documentary Feature category

Nov 15, 2005 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the list of films that will continue on in the voting process in the category of Best Documentary Feature for the 78th Academy Awards. Eighty-two films had been eligible in the category.

The 15 films from which the five nominees will be selected are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • After Innocence
  • The Boys of Baraka
  • Darwin’s Nightmare
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • Favela Rising
  • Mad Hot Ballroom
  • March of the Penguins
  • Murderball
  • Occupation: Dreamland
  • On Native Soil: The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report
  • Rize
  • Street Fight
  • 39 Pounds of Love
  • Unknown White Male

Eligible documentaries were screened by the Documentary Branch Screening Committee, made up of members of the branch who serve on a volunteer basis. The above films were chosen after a preliminary round of screenings.

The nominated films will be announced along with nominations in 24 other categories on Tuesday, January 31, at 5:30 a.m. PST. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®.

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