79th Academy Awards Doc Short List…it’s out!

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
    CONTACT: Teni Melidonian — (310) 247-3000
    15 Docs Advance in 2006 Oscar® Race

    Beverly Hills, CA — 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 Awards®. Eighty-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

    The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order:

    “Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?”
    “Deliver Us from Evil”
    “The Ground Truth”
    “An Inconvenient Truth”
    “Iraq in Fragments”
    “Jesus Camp”
    “Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple”
    “My Country, My Country”
    “Shut Up & Sing”
    “Sisters in Law”
    “Storm of Emotions”
    “The Trials of Darryl Hunt”
    “An Unreasonable Man”
    “The War Tapes”

    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 Academy’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 Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST, beginning with a half-hour arrival segment.

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One Response to “79th Academy Awards Doc Short List…it’s out!”

  1. Chuck Says:

    This is indeed fantastic news! A great list of films all around, and I’m very excited to see “Mr. Smith” among the fifteen finalists.