I’ll try to remain poised, but Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? made the top 15! Here’s the press release…
November 15, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Teni Melidonian â€” (310) 247-3000
15 Docs Advance in 2006 OscarÂ® Race
Beverly Hills, CA â€” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 79th Academy AwardsÂ®. Eighty-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order:
â€œCan Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?â€
â€œDeliver Us from Evilâ€
â€œThe Ground Truthâ€
â€œAn Inconvenient Truthâ€
â€œIraq in Fragmentsâ€
â€œJonestown: The Life and Death of Peopleâ€™s Templeâ€
â€œMy Country, My Countryâ€
â€œShut Up & Singâ€
â€œSisters in Lawâ€
â€œStorm of Emotionsâ€
â€œThe Trials of Darryl Huntâ€
â€œAn Unreasonable Manâ€
â€œThe War Tapesâ€
The Documentary Branch screening committee viewed the eligible documentaries in a preliminary round of screenings. Documentary Branch members will now select the five 2006 nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.
Nominations for the 79th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. PST in the Academyâ€™s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST, beginning with a half-hour arrival segment.
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