2013 Oscar Documentary Shortlist Includes BULLY, AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, THE IMPOSTER, and SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

     December 3, 2012

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced tonight the 15 films that made the shortlist for Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards, narrowed down from 126 qualifying submissions.  Some of the notables include Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, BullyChasing Ice, The Imposter, Searching for Sugar Man, and This Is Not a Film.

Hit the jump for the full list.  For more on the Oscar nominee landscape, check out our previews for Best Picture/Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, and a rundown of the animated/screenplay/technical awards.

The lucky fifteen, listed along with their production companies:

  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – Never Sorry LLC
  • Bully - The Bully Project LLC
  • Chasing Ice – Exposure
  • Detropia - Loki Films
  • Ethel - Moxie Firecracker Films
  • 5 Broken Cameras – Guy DVD Films
  • The Gatekeepers - Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil
  • The House I Live In - Charlotte Street Films, LLC
  • How to Survive a Plague – How to Survive a Plague LLC
  • The Imposter – Imposter Pictures Ltd.
  • The Invisible War – Chain Camera Pictures
  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – Jigsaw Productions in association with Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films
  • Searching for Sugar Man – Red Box Films
  • This Is Not a Film – Wide Management
  • The Waiting Room – Open’hood, Inc.

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