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“Icarus,” “Strong Island” nominated for Oscars

Bryan Fogel’s Icarus and Yance Ford’s Strong Island are officially in the running for an Oscar in the Documentary Feature category. Announced Jan. 23, 2018, the Academy Awards nominee list has been whittled down from a shortlist ...
January 23, 2018

Bryan Fogel’s Icarus and Yance Ford’s Strong Island are officially in the running for an Oscar in the Documentary Feature category.

Announced Jan. 23, 2018, 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 nominees for Best Doc are: Abacus: Small Enough to JailFaces PlacesIcarusLast Men in Aleppo and Strong Island.

In the Best Documentary Short category, Edith+EddieHeaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Heroin(e), Knife Skills and Traffic Stop are in the running for a trophy.

Last year, Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America picked up the Oscar for Best Doc, while Orlando von Einsiedel’s The White Helmets won in the Best Documentary Short category.

The 90th Academy Award winners will be announced March 4.

The list of nominated non-fiction films, with names of the directors and producers nominated for Academy Awards, follows below:

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman

FACES PLACES
Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda

ICARUS
Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen

STRONG ISLAND
Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

EDITH+EDDIE
Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright

HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405
Frank Stiefel

HEROIN(E)
Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon

KNIFE SKILLS
Thomas Lennon

TRAFFIC STOP
Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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