Oscar 2007: Short List of 8 Docu Shorts

October 11, 2007–The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its shortlist of documentary shorts that are up for Oscar nom consideration.

The eight docu shorts are: “Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy”; “Freeheld”; “If It Happens”; “La Corona” (“The Crown”); “Ochberg's Orphans”; “Portraits of a Lady”; “Salim Baba”; and “Sari's Mother.”

Documentary Branch voters selected the final eight from 23 eligible contenders. The academy said there will be between three and five nominees in the category, when the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards are unveiled January 22, 2007.

The Oscars for 2007 will be handed out February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre and televised live on ABC.