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8 DOC SHORTS ON OSCAR’S 2010 SHORTLIST

Beverly Hills, CA (rushPRnews) 10/13/10 —  – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 83rd Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.

Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 30 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company.

* “Born Sweet,” Cynthia Wade Productions

* “Killing in the Name,” Moxie Firecracker Films

* “Living for 32,” Cuomo Cole Productions

* “One Thousand Pictures: RFK’s Last Journey,” Lichen Films

* “Poster Girl,” Portrayal Films

* “Strangers No More,” Simon & Goodman Picture Company

* “Sun Come Up,” Sun Come Up, LLC

* “The Warriors of Qiugang,” Thomas Lennon Films, Inc.

 

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

 

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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