And then there were eight. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has whittled the field of possible Oscar contenders in the documentary shorts category to eight films. The list was narrowed from 40 eligible entries, which voters in the Academy's Documentary Branch viewed. Three to five from this list will be nominated for the 86th Academy Awards.
The eight finalists are listed below:
Facing Fear, Jason Cohen Productions, LLC
Jujitsu-ing Reality, Sobini Films
Karama Has No Walls, Hot Spot Films
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Reed Entertainment
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Prison Terminal LLC
Recollections, notrac productions
SLOMO, Big Young Films and Runaway Films
The Academy Awards, honoring 2013 films will take place Sunday March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.