Oscars ’16: “Amy,” “Where to Invade Next” make shortlist

Asif Kapadia's Amy, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence and Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next are among the 15 docs shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
December 1, 2015

Asif Kapadia’s Amy, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence and Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next are among the 15 docs shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The shortlist was selected by the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a preliminary round of voting. Altogether, 124 films were this year vying for Oscar consideration.

Five nominees will now be chosen from the batch by doc branch members, and announced from Los Angeles on January 14 at 8:30 a.m. EST. The televised awards ceremony will be held on February 28.

The shortlisted films, with their respective prodcos, are listed below:

Amy, On the Corner Films and Universal Music
Best of Enemies, Sandbar
Cartel Land, Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Jigsaw Productions
He Named Me Malala, Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room
Heart of a Dog, Canal Street Communications
The Hunting Ground, Chain Camera Pictures
Listen to Me Marlon, Passion Pictures
The Look of Silence, Final Cut for Real
Meru, Little Monster Films
3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets, The Filmmaker Fund, Motto Pictures, Lakehouse Films, Actual Films, JustFilms, MacArthur Foundation and Bertha BRITDOC
We Come as Friends, Adelante Films
What Happened, Miss Simone?, RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker
Where to Invade Next, Dog Eat Dog Productions
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, Pray for Ukraine Productions

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