News // 166 FILMS SUBMITTED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AT THE 91st ACADEMY AWARDS

The shortlist of 15 will be announced in December.



This week, the Academy has announced 166 titles that have been submitted for the Documentary Feature category of the 91st Academy Awards.


Documentaries have seen a surge of popularity this year, especially during the summer months, thanks to riveting stories, pop culture icons, and society’s infatuation with both true-crime and news-focused dramas.


Making the cut are box office triumphs RBG, Three Identical Strangers, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?. All three are expected to earn Oscar nominations.


In order to qualify, several of the films still need to host their required theatrical runs in New York and Los Angeles before the end of the year. The 166 titles will be whittled down to a shortlist of 15 on December 17, 2018.


Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced January 22, 2019, with the ceremony taking place Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.


FULL LIST OF SUBMITTED DOCUMENTARIES:


ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA’S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW

ACTIVE MEASURES

AMAZING GRACE

AMERICAN CHAOS

ANDY IRONS: KISSED BY GOD

ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO

AVICII: TRUE STORIES

BALI: BEATS OF PARADISE

BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE

BELIEVER

BETTER ANGELS

BILL COORS: THE WILL TO LIVE

BISBEE ‘17

THE BLEEDING EDGE

BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

BREAKING POINT: THE WAR FOR DEMOCRACY IN UKRAINE

CALL HER GANDA

CHARM CITY

CHEF FLYNN

THE CHINA HUSTLE

CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER THE VIF

THE CLEANERS

COMMUNION

CRIME + PUNISHMENT

DARK MONEY

DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS

THE DAWN WALL

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES

DRUGS

EATING ANIMALS

ELDORADO

FAHRENHEIT 11/9

FAIL STATE

FAMILY IN TRANSITION

FAR FROM THE TREE

FILMWORKER

THE FIRST PATIENT

FOREIGN LAND

40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE

FREE SOLO

GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE

GENERATION WEALTH

GHOST HUNTING

GHOSTHUNTER

THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRE

GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI

GRAVES WITHOUT A NAME

THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION

HAL

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

HALF THE PICTURE

THE HEART OF NUBA

HILLBILLY

THE HOMELESS CHORUS SPEAKS

HONDROS

HOWARD

IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS

IN THE LAND OF POMEGRANATES

INVENTING TOMORROW

INVISIBLE HANDS

ITZHAK

JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS

JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION

THE JUDGE

KANGAROO: A LOVE HATE STORY

KILLER BEES

THE KING

KING IN THE WILDERNESS

KUSAMA – INFINITY

THE LAST RACE

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

LETTER FROM MASANJIA

LICU, A ROMANIAN STORY

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

LIYANA

LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE

LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY

LOVE, CECIL

LOVE, GILDA

LOVE IS TOLERANCE – TOLERANCE IS LOVE – MAKE TOLERANCE GREAT AGAIN!

MAKING THE FIVE HEARTBEATS

MARIA BY CALLAS

MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A.

MCQUEEN

MINDING THE GAP

MONROVIA, INDIANA

THE MOST UNKNOWN

NEW MOON

93QUEEN

NOSSA CHAPE

OF FATHERS AND SONS

OF LOVE & LAW

ON HER SHOULDERS

OPERA ABOUT POLAND

THE OPERA HOUSE

THE OSLO DIARIES

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING

THE PANAMA PAPERS

PATH OF BLOOD

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE

PHILOSOPHER KING – LEE TENG-HUI’S DIALOGUE

PICK OF THE LITTER

PIRIPKURA

POLICE KILLING

POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

THE PRICE OF FREE

QIU (INMATES)

QUINCY

RBG

THE RACHEL DIVIDE

THE RAFT

RECOVERY BOYS

RESTORING TOMORROW

RECERSING ROE

THE ROAD MOVIE

ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND

RUBENB BLADES IS NOT MY NAME

SAMOUNI ROAD

SAVING BRINTON

SAY HER NAME: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND

SCIENCE FAIR

SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD

SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN

SEEING ALLRED

THE SENTENCE

SHIRKERS

SHOT IN THE DARK

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS

SISTERS OF THE WILDERNESS

A SON OF MAN

SONGWRITER

STAN

STUDIO 54

SUMMER IN THE FOREST

TEA WITH THE DAMES

THAT SUMMER

THE WAY MADNESS LIES…

THEY FIGHT

THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD

THIS IS CONGO

THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

TO BE CONTINUED

TRANSFORMER

TRAVEL BAN

THE TRIAL

TRIUMPH: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PERRY WALLACE

TRUST MACHINE

UNDER THE WIRE

UNITED SKATES

UNKNOWN DISTANCE

UP DOWN AND SIDEWAYS

THE WALDHEIM WALTZ

WE COULD BE HEROES

WEED THE PEOPLE

WHAT HAUNTS US

WHAT LIES UPSTREAM

WHITNEY

WONDERFUL LOSERS: A DIFFERENT WORLD

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN

YELLOWING

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