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2014 Documentary Oscar Shortlist Revealed. 'God Loves Uganda,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Make the Cut

Photo of Jai Tiggett By Jai Tiggett | Shadow and Act December 3, 2013 at 9:14PM

A follow up to our recent discussion on contenders for the 2014 Best Documentary Oscar. The Academy has culled its list down to 15 feature documentary films still in consideration.
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'Twenty Feet From Stardom'
'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

A follow up to our recent discussion on contenders for the 2014 Best Documentary Oscar. The Academy has culled its list down to 15 feature documentary films still in consideration. 

None of the five black female-directed films in our earlier post - Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, American Promise, Gideon's Army, Valentine Road, or The New Black - were selected for the short list. 

However, two more projects we've followed at length - Roger Ross Williams' exploration of the African missionary movement, God Loves Uganda, and 20 Feet From Stardom, Morgan Neville's profile of powerhouse background vocalists - have been included in the top 15. 

The complete shortlist is as follows: 

The Act of Killing, Final Cut for Real

The Armstrong Lie, The Kennedy/Marshall Company

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

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

Final Oscar nominations will be announced on January 16. 

This article is related to: Documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, God Loves Uganda, Roger Ross Williams


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