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Weiner, O.J. Simpson Doc Make Oscars Feature-Documentary Short List

Before we’re allowed to bicker over which movies make the cut of Best Picture nominees, the Academy has released the short list for Best Documentary. The collection is a good one, mixing timely deep dives (13th, Weiner) with intimate portraits (Cameraperson and Life, Animated). What’s missing: No love for Kate Plays ChristineJim: The James Foley Story, or Tickled. And, for the record, the Academy has spoken: ESPN’s eight-part O.J. Simpson docuseries is officially in contention as a film, not just a very long TV show. These 15 docs will compete for five nominations. Here’s the full list:

Cameraperson
Command and Control
The Eagle Huntress
Fire at Seat
Gleason
Hooligan Sparrow
I Am Not Your Negro
The Ivory Game
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th
Tower
Weiner
The Witness
Zero Days

Here’s the Oscars Feature-Documentary Short List