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'Valentino: The Last Emperor' Makes Oscar Shortlist (VIDEO)

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Fashion-themed films have taken Hollywood by storm this year, from "The September Issue" to "Coco Before Chanel," but one oeuvre might be awarded with a gold accessory named Oscar. Matt Tyrnauer's "Valentino: The Last Emperor" has made the shortlist for the Academy Award's best documentary category. The film debuted March 18 and hit over 200 theaters in the US alone.

When Valentino heard the good news, he told WWD, "What can I say? An Oscar would be an incredible crowning for an emperor." Tyrnauer remarked, "I'm retiring from fashion, unless Dolce & Gabbana call me in the morning."

The Best Documentary contenders include: "The Beaches of Agnes," "Burma VJ," "The Cove," "Every Little Step," "Facing Ali," "Food, Inc.," "Garbage Dreams," "Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders," "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," "Mugabe and the White African," "Sergio," "Soundtrack for a Revolution," "Under Our Skin," "Valentino: The Last Emperor," and "Which Way Home."

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