Friday, July 19, 2024

The 2017 Best Documentary Shortlist

By Matt Neglia

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15 films that will go on to compete for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Notable exclusions include “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” “Cries From Syria” “Step” & “Kedi.”

The Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting from 170 films that were originally submitted. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

Click below to see what is left.

​“Abacus: Small Enough To Jail”
“Chasing Coral”
”City Of Ghosts”
“Ex Libris – The New York Public Library”
Faces Places
”Human Flow”
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
”LA 92”
​”Last Men In Aleppo”
”Long Strange Trip”
“One Of Us”
”Strong Island”

So what do you think? Which of these 15 films will be our final five nominated for Best Documentary Film? Which exclusions surprises you the most? How many have you seen? Let us know in the comments below.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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