Oscars Select Feature Doco Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced fifteen films in the Documentary Feature category which will advance in the voting process for The 83rd Academy Awards.

The list includes: Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Enemies of the People, Exit Through the Gift Shop, GasLand, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, Inside Job, The Lottery, Precious Life, Quest for Honor, Restrepo, This Way of Life, The Tillman Story, Waiting for Superman, Waste Land, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

Selected from one-hundred and one submissions, the Documentary Branch Screening Committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting and will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist. Those five will be announced live on Tuesday January 25th.

The biggest surprise is the several high profile omissions from this list – “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” “Catfish,” “The Art Of The Steal” and “Marwencol” among them.