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15 documentaries qualify for Oscar consideration

Dec. 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the Oscars.

One hundred twenty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films are --

"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"

"Bully"

"Chasing Ice"

"Detropia"

"Ethel"

"5 Broken Cameras"

"The Gatekeepers"

"The House I Live In"

"How to Survive a Plague"

"The Imposter"

"The Invisible War"

"Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God"

"Searching for Sugar Man"

"This is Not a Film"

"The Waiting Room"

Five nominees will be chosen from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 10. The prizes will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

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