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