15 docs make Oscar cut

'Food, Inc.' on list; Michael Moore's 'Capitalism' not cited

Prominent documentaries including Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story," James Toback's "Tyson," Sacha Gervasi's "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" and R.J. Cutler's "The September Issue" failed to make the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 15-film shortlist for feature docs.

Contenders were culled from 89 qualifying films.

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The final 15 include French director Agnes Varda's "The Beaches of Agnes"; Louie Psihoyos' "The Cove," an expose on dolphin hunting; "Every Little Step," James Stern and Adam Del Deo's film about the making of a revival of "A Chorus Line"; "Food, Inc." Robert Kenner's critique of the U.S. food industry; and Matt Tyrnauer's fashion doc "Valentino: The Last Emperor."

The other shortlisted films are "Burma VJ," directed by Anders Ostergaard; "Facing Ali," Pete McCormack; "Garbage Dreams," Mai Iskander; "Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders," Mark Hopkins; "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith; "Mugabe and the White African," Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey; "Sergio," Greg Barker; "Soundtrack for a Revolution," Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman; "Under Our Skin," Andy Abrahams Wilson; and "Which Way Home," Rebecca Cammisa.