Academy Announces Documentary List of Fifteen

Academy Announces Documentary List of Fifteen
In a year when the documentary race is particularly fierce--because so many strong features are in contention--folks have been waiting on tenterhooks for the Academy's announcement of the short list of fifteen. These films, selected by the documentary branch screening committee from 101 qualifying pictures, will be pared down by documentary branch voters to the final five nominations to be announced on January 25. The full list of fifteen is below. Check back for updates and analysis. “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Alex Gibney, director (Es Productions LLC) “Enemies of the People,” Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, directors (Old Street Films) “Exit through the Gift Shop,” Banksy, director (Paranoid Pictures) “Gasland,” Josh Fox, director (Gasland Productions, LLC) “Genius ...
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