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Best Documentary

Major Honor For '20 Feet From Stardom'

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darlene Love made sure not to fade into the background when a film about backup singers won an Oscar Sunday night. The former ch...

Egypt's First Oscar Nominee Barred From Home Theaters

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and MAGGIE HYDE | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

CAIRO (AP) — Directors of Egypt's first Oscar-nominated film will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony next week in Los Angeles, but mos...

One Of These 15 Movies Will Win An Oscar

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards has winnowed the best documentary field down to 15 finalists that include the Indonesian death squad examination ...

Best Documentary Goes To ...

Posted 02.24.2013 | Entertainment

The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place Sunday in Los Angeles, with "Searching for Sugar Man" taking the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Mal...

Best Documentary Winner At Academy Awards

Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Searching for Sugar Man" won Best Documentary Feature at the 85th annual Academy Awards. The award for Best Documentary Film honors the best in no...

Oscar Nominee Kirby Dick Speaks Out About Raped Female Soldiers

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Kirby Dick spoke with me about The Invisible War's success, the courage of the soldiers who shared their stories, and what it will take to make sure these victims are no longer invisible to the press, the public and those in power.

How My Friend and Current Oscar Nominee Emad Burnat Was Held and Threatened with Deportation Last Night at LAX

Michael Moore | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

Last night, as an elected Governor of the Documentary Branch, I and my fellow Governors were co-hosting the nominee dinner for the documentary filmmakers. But one of the nominated directors was not there -- Emad Burnat, the co-director of the Oscar-nominated 5 Broken Cameras.

Capturing History

AP | BY CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Oscar-nominated features "5 Broken Cameras" and "How to Survive a Plague" represent documentaries in the truest, purest form o...

Are Steven Spielberg's Oscar Hopes Gone?

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Stop me if you have heard this one before: On Saturday night, "Argo" director Ben Affleck defeated "Lincoln" director Steven Spielberg for a significant precursor award.

Nominations For Best Documentary Announced

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

Oscar season officially kicked off Thursday morning with the announcement of the 85th annual Academy Award nominations. The films competing for the...

Oscars Announce Best Documentary Short List

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The anti-bullying film "Bully," the climate-change study "Chasing Ice" and the AIDS chronicle "How to Survive a Plague" are among ...

Honor Flight Submitted for Academy Award Consideration

Zach Dean | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Zach Dean

World War II veterans are dying at the rate of one every 90 seconds and Honor Flight is racing against the clock to honor them. Honor Flight flies veterans, at no cost to them, to Washington D.C. to see their war memorials.

WATCH: The Great American Food (Road) Trip

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

We heard stories of Americans from generations past and others just off the boat. We were inspired and sadened by what we saw, heard and experienced.

2012 Oscars: Are Docs Technically Getting the Shaft?

Farihah Zaman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

What grander achievement can there be in cinematography than taking something we know and have possibly even seen on film before -- like a historic cave or a simple piece of choreography -- and transforming it into something more real than ever before?

ReThink Interview: Wim Wenders, Director of Pina

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Before seeing Pina, I had agreed with the conventional wisdom that 3D was best suited for action and animated films, though the vast majority of 3D movies I'd seen so far had left me feeling like it shouldn't be used at all.

Q&A with Joe Berlinger, Director of West Memphis Three Documentary (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Joshua Kors

"One of the great ironies of this three-film, two-decade mission is that we thought we were making a film about bad children, the inside story of why kids kill."

Wim Wenders on Pina: Capturing the Spirit of a Dance Legend With 3D

Terry Keefe | Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

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Top Directors Left Off Oscar Documentary Short List

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Acclaimed documentaries from Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Morgan Spurlock and Steve James have missed out on a shot at the Academy Awa...

Tribeca Film Festival Winners Announced

AP | By JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The intense Swedish equestrian film "She Monkeys" and the poetic California documentary "Bombay Beach" took top honors Thursday at the 10t...

VOTE: Banksy LOSES Best Documentary Oscar To Inside Job

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As much as we were all hoping that Banksy would win and create entertaining shenanigans (especially with Oprah presenting the award), alas the anonymo...

Inside Job's Charles Ferguson Wins Oscar, Airs Frustration with Obama

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Ferguson spoke with me about his new film, Obama's disappointingly silent reaction to it and why he feels this president has an even stricter "with us or against us" policy than his predecessor.

VOTE: Will Banksy Show Up To The Oscars? What Will He Be Wearing?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Banksy has been making appearances all over Los Angeles in recent weeks in the form of stenciled street art, but it remains unknown whether the myster...

From Cheerleader to Wounded Vet: Oscar Nominee Sara Nesson Tells One Soldier's Epic Journey

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Sara Nesson's Oscar-nominated film Poster Girl is a breathtaking look at a hidden war, one that leaves far more soldiers dead on the home front, by suicide, than on the battlefield.

Oscar Nominee Sebastian Junger Speaks About His Year in Deadliest Place on Earth

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Junger's film, Restrepo, is an eye-opening look at the war for viewers who know Afghanistan only from two-minute clips on cable, followed by hours of political analysis.

Oscar Nominee Josh Fox Speaks Out About Oil Lobby's Efforts to Crush His Film

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

In May 2008, a strange letter appeared in Fox's mailbox. A natural gas company was offering him $100,000 to drill on his property. Instead of signing, Fox decided to investigate, which turned into an Oscar-nominated documentary, Gasland.