8 Documentary Shorts in Competition


In an indication that the 78th Academy Awards season is officially underway, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Short Documentary entries has been winnowed to eight films from which three to five nominees will eventually be selected.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order:

The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club
God Sleeps in Rwanda
Mr. Mergler’s Gift
The Mushroom Club
A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
Positively Naked

The 78th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST, preceded by a half-hour arrival segment.