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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)

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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