Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards.  One hundred sixty-six films were originally submitted in the category.  Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. 

The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

  1. “Charm City”
  2. “Communion”
  3. “Crime + Punishment”
  4. “Dark Money”
  5. “The Distant Barking of Dogs”
  6. “Free Solo”
  7. “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
  8. “Minding the Gap”
  9. “Of Fathers and Sons”
  10. “On Her Shoulders”
  11. “RBG”
  12. “Shirkers”
  13. “The Silence of Others”
  14. “Three Identical Strangers”
  15. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Nomination Predictions

“Free Solo”
“Minding the Gap”
“Three Identical Strangers”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

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