Oscars 2015 Update: Academy to Consider 134 Documentaries in Best Documentary Category [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
Oscars 2015 Update: Academy to Consider 134 Documentaries in Best Documentary Category [WATCH VIDEO]
Oscar Winners Natalie Portman at the 83rd Academy Awards Feb. 27, in Hollywood, Calif./MyCanon

The Academy announced on Oct. 31, 2014 that 134 documentaries were submitted to be included in the Best Documentary category for the Oscars 2015. Read on for further details.

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) said that a  group of 15 films will be shortlisted, which will be announced in December. The entire list of Oscar nominations will be announced live on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. 

Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") will host the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood & Highland Center. The show will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 4:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation will also be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. 

The 87th Academy Awards will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The last two Oscars telecasts, which were produced by Zadan and Meron, received a great hike in the ratings. The 86th Academy Awards was TV’s most-watched entertainment event in 10 years.  The show attracted the largest viewership since 2000, with more than 45 million viewers. It resulted in spectacular expansion in younger viewers and social media tête-à-tête, with more than one billion hits received on Twitter and 25 million likes and shares on Facebook.

 Additionally, Ellen's Oscars heroic selfie captioned as: “If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars,” became the most retweeted photo of all time, with 32.8 million views. The tweet, which the Oscar host sent out during the telecast with the help of celebrities like Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt received more than 921,000 retweets in less than 40 minutes.



Click here for the complete list of documentaries submitted for consideration in the best documentary category at the upcoming Oscars.

And that’s it for the 87th Academy Awards update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on  Movie News Guide (MNG).

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