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2016 Oscars Best Documentary shortlist includes films about Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, and Laurie Anderson

What Happened, Miss Simone?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the 15 films on the Best Documentary “shortlist” for the 2016 Oscars. The list, from which the five actual nominees will be selected, includes a few music-related films: Amy, the acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary; the Netflix-produced Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, and Laurie Anderson‘s Heart of a Dog which was about the death of her rat terrier Lolabelle. Amy is available on-demand, and What Happened, Miss Simone? is streaming now on Netflix. Heart of a Dog is in limited theatrical release currently and will air on HBO in 2016.

Nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards will be announced January 14 and the Oscars will be given out February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Chris Rock is the host.

Check out the full documentary shortlist below…

Best Documentary Shortlist – 2016 Academy Awards
“Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music
“Best of Enemies,” Sandbar
“Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Jigsaw Productions
“He Named Me Malala,” Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room
“Heart of a Dog,” Canal Street Communications
“The Hunting Ground,” Chain Camera Pictures
“Listen to Me Marlon,” Passion Pictures
“The Look of Silence,” Final Cut for Real
“Meru,” Little Monster Films
“3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” The Filmmaker Fund, Motto Pictures, Lakehouse Films, Actual Films, JustFilms, MacArthur Foundation and Bertha BRITDOC”We Come as Friends,” Adelante Films
“What Happened, Miss Simone?,” RadicalMedia and Moxie Firecracker
“Where to Invade Next,” Dog Eat Dog Productions
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” Pray for Ukraine Productions

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