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Academy Names Eight to Shortlist for Best Documentary Short

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 13, 2010 at 4:54AM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces eight titles on the shortlist for the Best Documentary Short Oscar. They were chosen from 30 eligible submissions. Five of the films will earn official nominations on January 25, 2011, and one will win a golden statue at the Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces eight titles on the shortlist for the Best Documentary Short Oscar. They were chosen from 30 eligible submissions. Five of the films will earn official nominations on January 25, 2011, and one will win a golden statue at the Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 27.

Born Sweet, Cynthia Wade Productions
Killing in the Name, Moxie Firecracker Films
Living for 32, Cuomo Cole Productions
One Thousand Pictures: RFK’s Last Journey, Lichen Films
Poster Girl, Portrayal Films
Strangers No More, Simon & Goodman Picture Company
Sun Come Up, Sun Come Up, LLC
The Warriors of Qiugang, Thomas Lennon Films, Inc.

This article is related to: Awards, Genres, Oscars, Documentaries


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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.