15 Documentary Features Advance in 2014 Oscar Race



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 87th Oscars. 134 films were originally submitted in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

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

The Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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