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