Oscar Best Documentary shortlist announced

Unrest, Jane and Human Flow among the choices

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jane Goodall with Jane director Brett Morgen
Jane Goodall with Jane director Brett Morgen Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, directed by Steve James; Jeff Orlowski's Chasing Coral; Matthew Heineman's City Of Ghosts; Frederick Wiseman's Ex Libris: New York Public Library; Agnès Varda and JR's Faces Places; Ai Weiwei's Human Flow; Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power; Brett Morgen's Jane; Daniel Lindsay and TJ Martin's LA 92; Firas Fayyad and Steen Johannessen's Last Men In Aleppo; Amir Bar-Lev's Long Strange Trip; Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's One Of Us; Yance Ford's Strong Island, and Jennifer Brea's Unrest are another step closer to garnering a Best Documentary Oscar nomination.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting on the 170 submitted titles. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be known on January 23, 2018.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebration takes place on March 4, 2018.

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