Awards Calendar

  • HFPA: Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young
    November 25, 2015
  • ASIFA: Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting
    November 30, 2015
  • VES: Submission Deadline
    November 30, 2015
  • ASIFA: Annie Award Nominations announced
    December 1, 2015
  • WGA: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
    December 1, 2015
  • DGA: Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens
    December 2, 2015
  • HFPA: Final screening date for Motion Pictures
    December 2, 2015
  • WGA: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
    December 3, 2015
  • HFPA: Final date for Motion Picture press conference
    December 5, 2015
  • AFI: Honorees Announced
    December 7, 2015

Oscars: 15 Documentary Features Named to Shortlist


"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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