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Oscars: Documentary Feature Shortlist Cuts Field to 15


An Inconvenient Sequel and Human Flow both advance to Oscars Documentary Shortlist

Deadline - December 7, 2017

By Erik Pedersen

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field for the Documentary Feature Oscar to 15 vying for five nomination slots. Among them are a sequel to a previous Oscar winner, a bracing look back at the 1992 Los Angeles riots and a topical look at Russia’s Olympic doping scandal. Read more.

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