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15 documentaries advance in Oscar race

December 4, 2013


Fifteen documentary features have advanced in the 2013 Oscar race, Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.

One hundred forty-seven films had originally qualified in the category.

The films eligible for Oscar nomination next month are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

"The Act of Killing," Final Cut for Real

"The Armstrong Lie," The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Matt Tolmach Productions and Jigsaw Productions

"Blackfish," Our Turn Productions

"The Crash Reel," KP Rides Again

"Cutie and the Boxer," Ex Lion Tamer and Cine Mosaic

"Dirty Wars," Civic Bakery

"First Cousin Once Removed," Experiments in Time, Light & Motion

"God Loves Uganda," Full Credit Productions and Motto Pictures

"Life According to Sam," Fine Films

"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," Roast Beef Productions

"The Square," Noujaim Films and Maktube Productions

"Stories We Tell," National Film Board of Canada

"Tim's Vermeer," High Delft Pictures

"20 Feet from Stardom," Gil Friesen Productions and Tremolo Productions

"Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington," Tripoli Street

The list of documentaries will be whittled down to five titles. Oscar nominations in all categories will be announced Jan. 16 and winners will be revealed March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

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