15 Films in Competition for Documentary Oscar


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the list of films that will continue on in the voting process in the category of Best Documentary Feature for the 78th Academy Awards. Eighty-two films had been eligible in the category.

The 15 films from which the five nominees will be selected are listed below in alphabetical order:

After Innocence
The Boys of Baraka
Darwin’s Nightmare
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Favela Rising
Mad Hot Ballroom
March of the Penguins
Occupation: Dreamland
On Native Soil: The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report
Street Fight
39 Pounds of Love
Unknown White Male

Eligible documentaries were screened by the Documentary Branch Screening Committee, made up of members of the branch who serve on a volunteer basis. The above films were chosen after a preliminary round of screenings.

The nominated films will be announced along with nominations in 24 other categories on Tuesday, January 31, at 5:30 a.m. PST.

The 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 PM PST.

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