Newswire: Academy releases shortlist for Best Documentary Feature Oscar

Early last month, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences released its shortlist of animated films that were eligible for being nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. As we pointed out at the time, that category has become weirdly interesting this year, mostly because a lot of the eligible films were so under-the-radar that the vast majority of people in the universe probably hadn’t seen or even heard of them. One of the films is based on the teachings of a new Japanese religion called Happy Science, and it’s just as eligible to get nominated as Inside Out or Anomalisa. See? Weirdly interesting!

Now, the Academy has released the shortlist of eligible films for the Best Documentary Feature award, and unlike the animated films, this category is interesting for non-weird reasons. That’s because a lot of high-profile documentaries came out this year (or will come …

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