Academy announces documentary films in competition for 78th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the list of films that will continue on in the voting process in the category of Best Documentary Feature for the 78th Academy Awards. Eighty-two films had been eligible in the category.

The 15 films from which the five nominees will be selected are listed below in alphabetical order:

“After Innocence”

“The Boys of Baraka”

“Darwin’s Nightmare”

“The Devil and Daniel Johnston”

“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”

“Favela Rising”

“Mad Hot Ballroom”

“March of the Penguins”

“Murderball”

“Occupation: Dreamland”

“On Native Soil: The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report”

“Rize”

“Street Fight”

“39 Pounds of Love”

“Unknown White Male”

Eligible documentaries were screened by the Documentary Branch Screening Committee, made up of members of the branch who serve on a volunteer basis. The above films were chosen after a preliminary round of screenings.

The nominated films will be announced along with nominations in 24 other categories on Tuesday, January 31, at 5:30 a.m. PST.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 PM PST.

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