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Academy Awards 2012 Shortlist - Documentaries Shortlisted for the 2012 Oscars

Fifteen Shortlisted Documentaries Eligible for the 2012 Best Documentary Oscar

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Every year, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Documentaries Screening Committee select a shortlist of fifteen films that are eligible for consideration for nomination for an Oscar for Best Documentary.

From this list of fifteen films, five will be selected by all voting members of the Academy's Documentaries Branch for actual nomination for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar.

For 2012, the selection committee chose the fifteen films on the shortlist from 124 films that met the Academy's requirements for Oscars eligibility.

The documentaries nominations -- five from this features shortlist, and five from the documentary shorts shortlist -- will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 AM PST in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

The 2012 Documentaries Shortlist

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