Tuesday, 1 December 2015

2015 OSCAR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SHORTLIST - 15 FILMS, 5 PLACES


Used to be that this was one of two stages of whittling down in the Academy's process to choose the Documentary nominees where uproar ruled. But recent rule changes regarding that process have kept more high-profile films in the race longer; whether the quality of these 15-strong shortlists, the final stage prior to the announcement of nominations, has improved on the whole or not is another matter entirely. Anyway, here are the 15 films which will compete for nomination in the Documentary Oscar category:

  • 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
  • Amy
  • Best of Enemies
  • Cartel Land
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Heart of a Dog
  • The Hunting Ground
  • Listen to Me Marlon
  • The Look of Silence
  • Meru
  • We Come as Friends
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Where to Invade Next
  • Winter on Fire