Wow! There are always snubs, but these are pretty brutal!
The Academy Awards have announced their short list for Documentary Feature, and despite there being fifteen films in contention, they've not only excluded the much-talked about 'is it or isn't it real?' Catfish, but also the AMAZING Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work!
This really does suck, not just because we LOVE Joan, but because we truly believe that her documentary was fascinating - and SO well-made!
Check out the complete list of contenders…AFTER THE JUMP!
The complete list, via AMPAS:
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, director (ES Productions LLC)
Enemies of the People, Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, directors (Old Street Films)
Exit through the Gift Shop, Banksy, director (Paranoid Pictures)
Gasland, Josh Fox, director (Gasland Productions, LLC)
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, Michele Hozer and Peter Raymont, directors (White Pine Pictures)
Inside Job, Charles Ferguson, director (Representational Pictures)
The Lottery, Madeleine Sackler, director (Great Curve Films)
Precious Life, Shlomi Eldar, director (Origami Productions)
Quest for Honor, Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, director (Smothers Bruni Productions)
Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, directors (Outpost Films)
This Way of Life, Thomas Burstyn, director (Cloud South Films)
The Tillman Story, Amir Bar-Lev, director (Passion Pictures/Axis Films)
Waiting for ‘Superman’, Davis Guggenheim, director (Electric Kinney Films)
Waste Land, Lucy Walker, director (Almega Projects)
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, directors (Disturbing the Universe LLC)