In some ways, the Academy Award shortlist of 15 documentary contenders is as noteworthy for what isn’t on it as what is — the “Central Park” omission is shocking, and I’m now predicting that Steve James will get a lifetime achievement Oscar before he gets a non-honorary one — but there’s no doubt that there were selections today worth celebrating. Here’s the roundup.
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- Entertainment Partners, New York City, New York
- University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
- Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania