Early Thursday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominees. Among the films selected for best documentary were two ITVS programs: The Invisible Warby Kirby Dick (coming to Independent Lens on May 27) and 5 Broken Camerasby filmmakers Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. Please join us in congratulating the filmmakers and watch the trailers below:
The winners will be named at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on February 24, 2013. To see a complete list of nominated films, please click here.
Before anyone walks down any red carpets or starts penning acceptance speeches, the Academy names a number of films (15 to be exact!) to advance in order to help narrow down the voting process for Best Documentary Feature. With over 126 films in contention for the Oscar, ITVS is more than a little excited to see some very familiar titles on the Academy Award shortlist: