Docs

“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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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