Documentary Oscar & Annie Award Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled its short list of fifteen documentary features that will be considered for an Oscar nomination. That fifteen was selected from a list of one hundred and twenty-four that were eligible.

The fifteen are: “Amy,” “Best of Enemies,” “Cartel Land,” “Going Clear,” “He Named Me Malala,” “Heart of a Dog,” “The Hunting Ground,” “Listen to Me Marlon,” “The Look of Silence,” “Meru,” “3.5 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” “We Come as Friends,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” “Where to Invade Next,” and “Winter on Fire”.

The documentary branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting, and members will now select the five nominees from the short list. Those five nomineed will be announced in January with the winner then revealed at the ceremony on February 28th.

Meanwhile The Annies, the prizes given out by the International Animated Film Society and essentially the top honor in the animated film world, announced their nominations for their 2016 ceremony.

“Anomalisa,” “Inside Out,” “Shaun the Sheep The Movie,” “The Good Dinosaur” and “The Peanuts Movie” will compete for Best Animated Feature. “Boy and the World,” “The Boy and the Beast,” “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” and “When Marnie Was There” are up for the Best Independent Animated Feature.

“Inside Out” led the pack of nominees with fourteen followed by “The Good Dinosaur” with nine, “Home” with eight and “Anomalisa” with five.

Source: Variety