Oscar Documentary Nominations announced

 The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced today. I can’t help but feeling a slight gripe that they don’t announce the Documentary category in their fancy televised show, but maybe one day they’ll be deemed as exciting.

I wasn’t surprised to see Burma VJ and The Cove on the list but can’t help but feel a little sad that Sergio and Mugabe and the White African weren’t included, two exceptional films. It was a tough shortlist to choose from though and I looking forward to see who gets the statue on March 7th.

Documentary Feature:

Burma VJ
Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller

The Cove
Nominees to be determined

Food.Inc.
Robert Kenner and Elise Pealstein

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Judith Elrlich and Rick Goldsmith

Which Way Home

Rebecca Cammisa

Documentary Short

China’s Unnatural Disaster: the Tears of Sichuan Province
Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

The Last Campaign of Governer Booth Gardner
Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Steven Gognar and Julia Reichert

Music by Prudence
Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

Rabbit à la Berlin
Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

Full list of nominations in all categories here

What do you think of the list?

2 Comments

speak up

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site.

Subscribe to these comments.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

*Required Fields

css.php