AMPAS Best Documentary Feature Shortlist Revealed

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Vying for the five nomination slots are the following films:

The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Blackfish
The Crash Reel
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
First Cousin Once Removed
God Loves Uganda
Life According to Sam
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
The Square
Stories We Tell
Tim’s Vermeer
20 Feet from Stardom
Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Of those, I’m expecting The Act of Killing, Blackfish, 20 Feet from Stardom, and Stories We Tell to make it in. Though the Documentary Feature category is usually the most difficult for me to predict, I’ll throw Dirty Wars out there as my prediction for the fifth slot.

Stories We Tell is getting the ball rolling quite nicely, as it has recognition from the NYFCC Awards and the Satellite Awards thus far, though Blackfish is a legitimate contender that’s gotten its fair share of public exposure (thanks to a buzzy theatrical run and a telecast on CNN earlier this year).

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