Oscar 2020: Shortlist of 15 Documentary Features

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced shortlists in consideration for the Oscars in nine categories: documentary feature, documentary short subject, international feature film, makeup and hairstyling, music (original score), music (original song), animated short film, live action short film and visual effects.
The full lists are below:


Fifteen films will advance in the documentary feature category after 159 films were submitted in the category.

Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

“American Factory”
“The Apollo”
“Apollo 11”
“The Biggest Little Farm”
“The Cave”
“The Edge of Democracy”
“For Sama”
“The Great Hack”
“Knock Down the House”
“Midnight Family”
“One Child Nation”