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Oscar doc noms announced

Exit Through The Gift Shop, Waste Land, Gasland, Inside Job and Restrepo make the cut for best documentary feature.
January 25, 2011

The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced at 8:30 EST, live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles.

Nominees for the best documentary feature include:

Exit through the Gift Shop, directed by Banksy (Paranoid Pictures)

Gasland, directed by Josh Fox (Gasland Productions, LLC)

Inside Job, directed by Charles Ferguson (Representational Pictures)

Restrepo, directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (Outpost Films)

Waste Land, directed by Lucy Walker (Almega Projects)

Among the notable “snubs” from the shortlist: Waiting for “Superman“, The Tillman Story, Precious Life and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.

Nominees for best documentary short include:

Killing in the Name  (Nominees to be determined), A Moxie Firecracker Films Production

Poster Girl (Nominees to be determined), A Portrayal Films Production

Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production

Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzge,r A Sun Come Up Production

The Warriors of Qiugang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon, A Thomas Lennon Films Production

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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