‘The Act of Killing,’ ‘Stories We Tell’ Make Oscar Documentary Shortlist

'The Act of Killing,' 'Stories We Tell' Make Oscar Documentary Shortlist

In a year with a record number of entries, Oscar voters go for a solid lineup of mostly high-profile docs

“The Act of Killing,” “The Square” and “Stories We Tell” are among the 15 films that have made the Oscar shortlist for documentary features, the Academy announced on Monday.

The list:

“The Act of Killing,” Final Cut for Real
“The Armstrong Lie,” The Kennedy/Marshall Company
“Blackfish,” Our Turn Productions
“The Crash Reel,” KP Rides Again
“Cutie and the Boxer,” Ex Lion Tamer and Cine Mosaic
“Dirty Wars,” Civic Bakery
“First Cousin Once Removed,” Experiments in Time, Light & Motion
“God Loves Uganda,” Full Credit Productions
“Life According to Sam,” Fine Films
“Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,” Roast Beef Productions
“The Square,” Noujaim Films and Maktube Productions
“Stories We Tell,” National Film Board of Canada
“Tim's Vermeer,” High Delft Pictures
“20 Feet from Stardom,” Gil Friesen Productions and Tremolo Productions
“Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” Tripoli Street

More to come.