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.