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A Guide to the Oscar Short List of Eight Documentary Shorts (TRAILERS)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 10, 2013 at 4:18PM

The documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders to eight films from 40 eligible entries for the 86th Academy Awards. Three to five will earn Oscar nominations.

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This article is related to: Shorts, Short Film, Documentary, Awards, Awards, Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Oscars

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.