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13th (2016)

Oscars: Why 15 Widely Different Shortlisted Docs Can’t Be Set to One Standard

From the epic 'O.J.: Made in America' to the touchingly intimate 'Gleason' and 'Life, Animated,' this year's documentary line-up ranges across the globe with films that stretch the non-fiction format to its very limits.

Critics’ Picks: The 10 Best Documentaries of the Year

THR's film critics rank the best non-fiction films of 2016, including a staggering look at race, murder and celebrity in L.A., a riveting portrait of a scandal-plagued politician and a disturbing investigation of a most unusual sport.

How Common Convinced Ava DuVernay to Use His Uplifting Song for Civil Rights Doc ’13th’

At President Obama's birthday party in August, the Oscar-winning songwriter seized the opportunity to pitch the director his song "A Letter to the Free," which heralds "America's moment to come to Jesus" on race issues.

Top Netflix Exec on ‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2 and Chris Rock’s $40M Payday

Lisa Nishimura, vp of original doc and comedy programming, hopes to bring the streaming service its first Oscar after assembling a new slate of offerings including projects from Ava Duvernay and Werner Herzog.

Oscars: Ava DuVernay on the Secrecy Behind Her Searing Race Doc ’13th’ and Decision to Show Photos of Dead Black Bodies

"You're not going to be ignorant once you've seen the images," says the director of her film about the legacy of slavery and mass incarceration of African Americans in the U.S.

Amazon vs. Netflix: An Epic Oscar Battle Begins

Casey Affleck and Ava DuVernay: Hollywood elites who are a turning point for deep-pocketed Netflix and Amazon Prime to attract even more top talent.

Ava DuVernay’s Prison Doc ’13th’ Spotlights Donald Trump’s Violent Rally Language (Video)

"I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They'd be carried out on a stretcher, folks."