89th Academy Awards Oscar Best Documentary shortlist announced

DOC NYC choices prove popular.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

The Ivory Game directors Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani
The Ivory Game directors Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Kirsten Johnson's Cameraperson; Robert Kenner's Command And Control; Otto Bell's The Eagle Huntress; Gianfranco Rosi's Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare); Clay Tweel's Gleason; Nanfu Wang's Hooligan Sparrow; Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro; Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani's The Ivory Game; Roger Ross Williams's Life, Animated; Ezra Edelman's O.J.: Made In America; Ava DuVernay's 13th; Keith Maitland's Tower; Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman's Weiner; James D Solomon's The Witness and Alex Gibney's Zero Days are a step closer to garnering a Best Documentary Oscar nomination.

Directors Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro and Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America
Directors Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro and Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting on the 145 submitted titles. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

Nine of the 15 films selected were screened in DOC NYC and the filmmakers attended the DOC NYC Pro Short List Day last month.

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be known on January 24, 2017.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebration takes place on February 26, 2017.

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