Well, this is depressing news. Two documentaries that are currently in my top 10 films of the year have been completely snubbed by the Academy, as we see in the Oscar documentary shortlist. Awards Daily provides the fifteen films, which only includes a few we’ve seen. But I’m flabbergasted that Werner Herzog‘s Into the Abyss and Asif Kapadia’s Senna are nowhere to be found. Check it out below, which does include James Marsh‘s Project Nim, as well as another Sundance hit, Buck. Although I’m not a fan of the dull Pina, it is nice to see the legendary Wim Wenders get recognition as well.
“Battle for Brooklyn” (RUMER Inc.)
“Bill Cunningham New York” (First Thought Films)
“Buck” (Cedar Creek Productions)
“Hell and Back Again” (Roast Beef Productions Limited)
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” (Marshall Curry Productions, LLC)
“Jane’s Journey” (NEOS Film GmbH & Co. KG)
“The Loving Story” (Augusta Films)
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” (@radical.media)
“Pina” (Neue Road Movies GmbH)
“Project Nim” (Red Box Films)
“Semper Fi: Always Faithful” (Tied to the Tracks Films, Inc.)
“Sing Your Song” (S2BN Belafonte Productions, LLC)
“Undefeated” (Spitfire Pictures)
“Under Fire: Journalists in Combat” (JUF Pictures, Inc.)
“We Were Here” (Weissman Projects, LLC)
The Academy Awards take place on February 26th, 2012.
Which five do you think the list will get whittled down to? Which will win? Are you equally upset at the snubs?