‘I Am Not Your Negro’ & ’13th’ Make Shortlist For Academy Awards’ Best Documentary Feature

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The Academy Awards has announced their shortlist for best documentary feature. The list includes I Am Not Your Negro, 13th, The Ivory Game, O.J.: Made in America and others. Out of one hundred forty-five films submitted to the category the list has been trimmed down to fifteen. The final five documentaries, as well as films in other categories, will be announced on January 24, 2017. I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary based on the work of James Baldwin, was directed by Raoul Peck. 13th, which is now available on Netflix, is directed by Ava DuVernay and chronicles race in the United States criminal justice system. Scroll down to watch the trailers for I Am Not Your Negro and 13th. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Late night T.V.’s Jimmy Kimmel will act as the host for the awards ceremony. Check out the full shortlist of fifteen nominees in the documentary category below.

89th Academy Awards Documentary Feature Nominees:“Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions“Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS“The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions“Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment“Gleason,” Dear Rivers Productions, Exhibit A and IMG Films“Hooligan Sparrow,” Little Horse Crossing the River“I Am Not Your Negro,” Velvet Film“The Ivory Game,” Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions“Life, Animated,” Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms“O.J.: Made in America,” Laylow Films and ESPN Films“13th,” Forward Movement“Tower,” Go-Valley“Weiner,” Edgeline Films“The Witness,” The Witnesses Film“Zero Days,” Jigsaw Productions