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    February 14, 2016

Oscars: 15 Documentary Features Named to Shortlist

"Blackfish"
"Blackfish"
 

"Blackfish," "The Armstrong Lie" and "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" are among the films advancing in the Oscar race.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday announced that 15 films in the documentary feature category will advance in the voting process for the 86th Oscars. One hundred forty-seven films had originally qualified in the category.

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The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

The Act of Killing, Final Cut for Real
  

The Armstrong Lie, The Kennedy/Marshall Company
  

Blackfish, Our Turn Productions
  

The Crash Reel, KP Rides Again
  

Cutie and the Boxer, Ex Lion Tamer and Cine Mosaic 
  

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Dirty Wars, Civic Bakery
  

First Cousin Once Removed, Experiments in Time, Light & Motion
  

God Loves Uganda, Full Credit Productions
  

Life According to Sam, Fine Films
  

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Roast Beef Productions
  

The Square, Noujaim Films and Maktube Productions
  

Stories We Tell, National Film Board of Canada
  

Tim’s Vermeer, High Delft Pictures
  

20 Feet From Stardom, Gil Friesen Productions and Tremolo Productions 
 

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, Tripoli Street

The Oscars will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

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