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.
- RS West ’18