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Nine months after winning its first Academy Award for the short documentary “The White Helmets,” Netflix is back in the running with its short-doc “Heroin(e)” landing on the Oscars shortlist in the Best Documentary Short Subject category.
That film, about three women fighting the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, will be going up against a field that also includes “Edith + Eddie,” a film about the oldest interracial newlyweds in the U.S. that was previously nominated for both the IDA Documentary Awards and the Cinema Eye Honors.
The shortlisted films, with production companies:
“Alone,” The New York Times
“Edith+Eddie,” Heart is Red and Kartemquin Films
“Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” Stiefel & Co.
“Heroin(e),” A Netflix Original Documentary in association with The Center for Investigative Reporting, A Requisite Media Production
“Kayayo – The Living Shopping Baskets,” Integral Film
“Knife Skills,” TFL Films
“116 Cameras,” Birdling Films
“Ram Dass, Going Home,” Further Pictures
“Ten Meter Tower,” Plattform Produktion
“Traffic Stop,” Q-Ball Productions
The films were chosen by volunteer members from the Academy’s Documentary Branch from among the 77 eligible films. (Last year, 61 films qualified; the year before, 74 did.)
The shortlisted films are now available to all members of the Academy’s Documentary Branch, who will vote to choose the five nominees beginning on January 5.
Nominations will be announced on January 23.