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15 Documentary Features Are In The Oscar Mix
Pictured (l-r) are Rivers Gleason, Michel Gleason and Steve Gleason in a scene from "Gleason"
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category.

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

  • “Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions
  • “Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS
  • “The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions
  • “Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment
  • “Gleason,” Dear Rivers Productions, Exhibit A and IMG Films
  • “Hooligan Sparrow,” Little Horse Crossing the River
  • “I Am Not Your Negro,” Velvet Film
  • “The Ivory Game,” Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions
  • “Life, Animated,” Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms
  • “O.J.: Made in America,” Laylow Films and ESPN Films
  • “13th,” Forward Movement
  • “Tower,” Go-Valley
  • “Weiner,” Edgeline Films
  • “The Witness,” The Witnesses Film
  • “Zero Days,” Jigsaw Productions

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.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.