Oscar’s Documentary Short Subject field narrows to eight

Oct 08, 2008 by Ian Evans

The race for the Oscar® in the Documentary Short Subject category is getting tighter as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.

Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 31 eligible contenders and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • The Conscience of Nhem En
  • David McCullough: Painting with Words
  • Downstream
  • The Final Inch
  • Smile Pinki
  • Tongzhi in Love
  • Viva La Causa
  • The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Stick with DigitalHit.com for all your 81st Academy Awards coverage.