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'Act Of Killing,' 'The Armstrong Lie,' 'Stories We Tell' & More Make Oscar Documentary Shortlist

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 3, 2013 at 2:00PM

So the countdown continues toward the Oscars, with the potential nominees in the Documentary category now narrowed from 147 films to a slim 15. From here, only 5 will eventually make it to the Dolby Theater.
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Stories we tell, sarah Polley

So the countdown continues toward the Oscars, with the potential nominees in the Documentary category now narrowed from 147 films to a slim 15. From here, only 5 will eventually make it to the Dolby Theater.

It speaks to the amazing breadth of docs this year that even though acclaimed and high profile fare like "After Tiller" and "We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks" missed out, there is still a very strong batch of movies contending to become an Oscar nominee. From the already hugely praised "The Act Of Killing," to celebrated festival faves like "Cutie And The Boxer," "God Loves Uganda" and "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" to word of mouth buzz builders like Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell," we don't envy having to choose just one. Here's the shortlist:

   "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

The final nominees will be announced on Thursday, January 16th. [Indiewire]

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Academy Awards, Oscars, Stories We Tell, Cutie And The Boxer, God Loves Uganda, The Square (Al Midan)


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