The five films nominated for the 84th annual Academy Awards’ best documentary feature Oscar are Hell and Back Again, If A Tree Falls, Paradise Lost 3, Pina and Undefeated.
The culling of the 15-strong shortlist sees James Marsh’s Project Nim and Cindy Meehl’s Buck both failing to make the cut.
The five nominees with director and producer credits follows:
Hell and Back Again – Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front – Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory – Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Pina – Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
Undefeated – TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
And in the best documentary (short subject) category, the five documentaries nominated are:
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom by Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
Saving Face by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Incident in New Baghdad by James Spione
God Is the Bigger Elvis by Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement by Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin.