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Oscars shortlist of best documentaries released




A general view of atmosphere at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
A general view of atmosphere at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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The short list is out for the best documentaries of 2014. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a list of 15 documentaries which will be vying for the Academy’s five documentary-feature nominations. The original list was whittled down from 134 submissions. The Academy’s documentary branch will now select five nominees from the 15 titles. Which documentary wins your vote for best of 2014? See the full list, watch trailers, and vote for your favorite below.

The List:

“Art and Craft,” Purple Parrot Films

“The Case Against 8,” Day in Court

“Citizen Koch,” Elsewhere Films

“CitizenFour,” Praxis Films

“Finding Vivian Maier,” Ravine Pictures

“The Internet’s Own Boy,” Luminant Media

“Jodorowsky’s Dune,” City Film

“Keep on Keepin’ On,” Absolute Clay Productions

“The Kill Team,” f/8 filmworks

“Last Days in Vietnam,” Moxie Firecracker Films

“Life Itself,” Kartemquin Films and Film Rites

“The Overnighters,” Mile End Films West

“The Salt of the Earth,” Decia Films

“Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” Lafayette Film

“Virunga,” Grain Media

 

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