Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Go Team Murderball!

Oscar documentaries announced
Nov 16, 2005, 10:29 GMT

LOS ANGELES, CA, United States (UPI) -- The independent hit 'March of the Penguins' was among 15 documentaries short-listed Tuesday for the upcoming Academy Award nominations.

The list was whittled down from 82 eligible documentaries, The Hollywood Reporter said. The nominees for the 78th annual Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 31.

The other documentaries making the cut include 'After Innocence,' 'The Boys of Baraka,' 'Darwin`s Nightmare,' 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston,' 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,' 'Favela Rising,' 'Mad Hot Ballroom' and 'Murderball.'

Also making the short list are 'Occupation: Dreamland,' 'On Native
Soil: The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report,' 'Rize,' 'Street Fight,' '39 Pounds of Love' and 'Unknown White Male,' the Academy said Tuesday.

The Academy Awards will be presented March 5 at Hollywood`s Kodak Theater and televised live by ABC.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International


-RM said...

Loved, 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,' Am Sad about not seeing 'March of the Penguins' I could NEVER find a fuckin' time to go. Want to see 'Favela Rising.' What is 'Murderball'?

Kid Sis said...

Wow -rm. Such a perfect question, people might think it's a plant.

Here's my diatribe on Murderball.

I didn't get to see Enron or Penguins! looking forward to the DVD release.

-RM said...

I'm not sure if the plant joke was a joke @ my expense, but anyways you had a wonderful review and I got to see the trailer, both making me want to see more.

Kid Sis said...

Why would you think it was a joke at your expense? I'm confused. It's a reference to my reviews at Aint it Cool, which are often accused of being plants.

Anyway, glad you shook it off and checked off the trailer!!!