15 Documentary Features Advance in 2017 Oscar Race

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards.

One hundred seventy films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE

Chasing Coral,” Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue in association with Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund

City of Ghosts,” Our Time Projects and Jigsaw Productions

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library,” Ex Libris Films

Faces Places,” Ciné Tamaris

Human Flow,” Participant Media and AC Films

Icarus,” Netflix Documentary in association with Impact Partners, Diamond Docs, Chicago Media Project and Alex Productions

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Paramount Pictures and Participant Media

Jane,” National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions

LA 92,” Lightbox

Last Men in Aleppo,” Larm Film

Long Strange Trip,” Double E Pictures, AOMA Sunshine Films and Sikelia

One of Us,” Loki Films

Strong Island,” Yanceville Films and Louverture Films

Unrest,” Shella Films and Little by Little Films

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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.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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