• 'OJ: Made in America' and 'Weiner' are in the running for an Occar nomination. (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
The Oscar race is well and truly underway, and SBS Australia's own 'OJ Simpson: Made in America' is in the running.

7 Dec 2016 - 10:33 AM  UPDATED 9 Dec 2016 - 3:17 PM

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday the names of 15 documentary features to advance in the race to the Oscars.

Among those on the shortlist are O.J. Simpson: Made in America, the ESPN documentary on O.J. Simpson directed by Ezra Edelman (which is currently screening on SBS and is available now at SBS On Demand) and Weiner, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's look at Anthony Weiner following his high-profile sexting scandal.

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Also advancing are Ava DuVernay's 13th, which centers on race in the criminal justice system in America; Alex Gibney's government hacking expose Zero Days; The Ivory Game, a Leonardo DiCaprio-backed film taking on the poaching of elephants; and Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro, which garnered critical acclaim out of the festival circuit. 

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See the list below.

"Cameraperson," Big Mouth Productions

"Command and Control," American Experience Films/PBS

"The Eagle Huntress," Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions

"Fire at Sea," Stemal Entertainment

"Gleason," Dear Rivers Productions, Exhibit A and IMG Films

"Hooligan Sparrow," Little Horse Crossing the River

"I Am Not Your Negro," Velvet Film

"The Ivory Game," Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions

"Life, Animated," Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms

"O.J. Simpson: Made in America," Laylow Films and ESPN Films (Missed it on SBS? catch up here) 

"13th," Forward Movement

"Tower," Go-Valley

"Weiner," Edgeline Films

"The Witness," The Witnesses Film

"Zero Days," Jigsaw Productions


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