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

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?