Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Morris, Herzog make Oscar documentary shortlist

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Errol Morris, an Academy Award winner in 2004 for his documentary "The Fog of War," is among the 15 filmmakers who have made next year's Oscar shortlist.

Morris' "Standard Operating Procedure," a study of torture in Abu Ghraib in Iraq, survived a preliminary round of voting by the Academy's documentary branch steering committee.

Along with such films as German director Werner Herzog's Antarctica-set "Encounters at the End of the World" and Stacy Peralta's gang study "Made in America," it is now eligible to compete for one of the five slots in the feature documentary category.

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