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Oscar feature doc shortlist announced; no love for Moore’s ‘Love Story’

Fifteen films were named to the Documentary Features shortlist for the 82nd Academy Awards, and many pundits have remarked on several missing titles - among them, Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, R.J. Cutler's The September Issue, Joe Berlinger's Crude, Havana Marking's Afghan Star and Sacha Gervasi's Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Here are the shortlist selections, chosen out of a list of 89: The Beaches of Agnes (directed by Agnes Varda); The Cove (Louie Psihoyos); Every Little Step (James Stern and Adam Del Deo); Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner); Valentino: The Last Emperor (Matt Tyrnauer); Burma VJ (Anders Ostergaard); Facing Ali (Pete McCormack); Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander); Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (Mark Hopkins); The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith); Mugabe and the White African (Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey); Sergio (Greg Barker); Soundtrack for a Revolution (Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman); Under Our Skin (Andy Abrahams Wilson) and Which Way Home (Rebecca Cammisa). The final nominations will be announced Feb. 2, with the ceremony taking place on March 7.
November 19, 2009

Fifteen films were named to the Documentary Features shortlist for the 82nd Academy Awards, and many pundits have remarked on several missing titles – among them, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue, Joe Berlinger’s Crude, Havana Marking’s Afghan Star and Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Here are the shortlist selections, chosen out of a list of 89: The Beaches of Agnes (directed by Agnes Varda); The Cove (Louie Psihoyos); Every Little Step (James Stern and Adam Del Deo); Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner); Valentino: The Last Emperor (Matt Tyrnauer); Burma VJ (Anders Ostergaard); Facing Ali (Pete McCormack); Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander); Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (Mark Hopkins); The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith); Mugabe and the White African (Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey); Sergio (Greg Barker); Soundtrack for a Revolution (Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman); Under Our Skin (Andy Abrahams Wilson) and Which Way Home (Rebecca Cammisa). The final nominations will be announced Feb. 2, with the ceremony taking place on March 7.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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