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Oscar nominations announced

The 81st Annual Academy Awards have been announced. For Documentary Feature, the nominated films are The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), Encounters at the End of the World, The Garden, Man on Wire and Trouble the Water. For Documentary Short, the films are The Conscience of Nhem En, The Final Inch, Smile Pinki and The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306. Also of note, Waltz with Bashir was nominated for Foreign Language Film.
January 22, 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards have been announced. For Documentary Feature, the nominated films are The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (director: Ellen Kuras); Encounters at the End of the World (director: Werner Herzog); The Garden (director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy); Man on Wire (director: James Marsh); and Trouble the Water (directors: Tia Lessin and Carl Deal). For Documentary Short, the films are The Conscience of Nhem En (director: Steven Okazaki); The Final Inch (director: Irene Taylor Brodsky); Smile Pinki (director: Megan Mylan) and The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306 (director: Adam Pertofsky). Also of note, Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir was nominated for Foreign Language Film.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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