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Eight doc shorts make Oscar’s 2010 shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the number of documentary short subject contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films.
October 13, 2010

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the number of documentary short subject contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards has been narrowed to eight films. Of those, three to five will earn Oscar nominations. Voters from the Academy’s documentary branch chose the eight from 30 eligible entries.
The eight films in the shortlist are: Born Sweet (Cynthia Wade Productions); Killing in the Name (Moxie Firecracker Films); Living for 32 (Cuomo Cole Productions); One Thousand Pictures: RFK’s Last Journey (Lichen Films); Poster Girl (Portrayal Films); Strangers No More (Simon & Goodman Picture Company); Sun Come Up (Sun Come Up, LLC) and The Warriors of Qiugang (Thomas Lennon Films, Inc). Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscar ceremony will take place Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be broadcast live on ABC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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