The Oscar nominees were announced this morning, and that includes the nominees for documentary films. Three of the nominated feature films focus on issues of race in America.
One of those nominees is one of last year’s best reality TV shows: O.J.: Made in America, which ESPN screened in a few theatres before it debuted its first episode on ABC, and then aired its five episodes—467 minutes total—over five nights. While I roll my eyes slightly at the suggestion that this is a movie and not a TV show, I am thrilled that it will get more exposure, and it is clear that its director, Ezra Edelman, thinks of it as a single film.
The nominees follow, including trailers with feature films.
Documentary feature nominees
Fire at Sea, directed by Gianfranco Rosi
I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck
Life, Animated, directed by Roger Ross Williams
O.J.: Made in America, directed by Ezra Edelman
The 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay
Documentary short subject nominees
- 4.1 Miles
- Joe’s Violin
- Watani: My Homeland
- The White Helmets