Oscar 2012: 15 Documentaries on Academy's Short List

Fifteen films in the documentary feature category will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday. One hundred twenty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Never Sorry LLC
Bully, The Bully Project LLC
Chasing Ice, Exposure
Detropia, Loki Films
Ethel, Moxie Firecracker Films
5 Broken Cameras, Guy DVD Films
The Gatekeepers, Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil
The House I Live In, Charlotte Street Films, LLC
How to Survive a Plague, How to Survive a Plague LLC
The Imposter, Imposter Pictures Ltd.
The Invisible War, Chain Camera Pictures
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Jigsaw Productions in association with Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films
Searching for Sugar Man, Red Box Films
This Is Not a Film, Wide Management
The Waiting Room, Open’hood, Inc.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live at 5:30 a.m. PT Thursday, Jan.10, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. ABC will broadcast the Academy Awards live on Sunday, Feb. 24, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.