AMPAS kisses short docus

Nominees will be announced Jan. 31

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced eight short docus from which three to five will be selected for Oscar nominations.

The docus are “Abused,” “The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club,” “Dimmer,” “God Sleeps in Rwanda,” “Mr. Mergler’s Gift,” “The Mushroom Club,” “A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin” and “Positively Naked.”

The nominees will be announced Jan. 31 in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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