The field of 61 Documentary Short Subject contenders has been whittled down to 10 films, the Academy announced Wednesday.
And the shortlists for another Oscars season begin!
The field of 61 Documentary Short Subject contenders has been whittled down to 10 films, the Academy announced Wednesday. (This is down from last year's record 74, but up from 58 two years and 40 in 2014 and 31 in 2013.) Five will earn Oscar nominations.
Rules for the category approved last June increased the number of films shortlisted for nominations voting was from 8 to 10 titles. The number of nominees was also set at five (formerly three to five).
The deadline to submit entries for Documentary Short was Sept. 1.
Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
Here are the films, listed in alphabetical order by title, along with their production company:
- “Brillo Box (3¢ Off),” Brillo Box Documentary
- “Close Ties,” Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association
- “Extremis,” f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures
- “4.1 Miles,” University of California, Berkeley
- “Frame 394,” Compy Films
- “Joe’s Violin,” Lucky Two Productions
- “The Mute’s House,” The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School
- “The Other Side of Home,” Feeln
- “Watani: My Homeland,” ITN Productions
- “The White Helmets,” Grain Media and Violet Films
We are less than 90 days away from the 89th Academy Awards nominations announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
The 89th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2016, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.