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“I Am Not Your Negro”, “13th” nominated for Oscars

Raoul Peck and Velvet Film’s I Am Not Your Negro (pictured) and Ezra Edelman, Laylow Films and ESPN Films’ O.J., Made in America are officially in the running for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category. Announced Jan. ...
January 24, 2017

Raoul Peck and Velvet Film’s I Am Not Your Negro (pictured) and Ezra Edelman, Laylow Films and ESPN Films’ O.J., Made in America are officially in the running for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category.

Announced Jan. 24, 2017, the Academy Awards nominee list has been whittled down from a shortlist of 15 to five potential Best Documentary and Best Documentary Short candidates.

Among the other nominees for Best Doc are: Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi/Stemal Entertainment’s), Life Animated (Roger Ross Williams/Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms) and 13th (Ava DuVernay/ Forward Movement)

In the Best Documentary Short category, Extremis (Dan Krauss), 4.1 Miles (Daphne Matziaraki), Joe’s Violin (Kahane Corn), Watani: My Homeland (Marcel Mettelsiefen) and The White Helmets (Orlando con Einsiedel) are in the running for a trophy.

In 2016, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees‘ Amy picked up the Oscar for Best Doc, while Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy‘s A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness won in the Best Documentary Short category.

The 89th Academy Award winners will be announced Feb. 26 at 7 p.m (ET)

 

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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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