ITVS Funded Filmmakers Oscar Nominations for Short Documentary

Posted on February 3, 2010

The Oscar buzz is in the air! Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their 2010 nominees, which included the ITVS film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers for Best Documentary Feature. Also, Independent Lens host Maggie Gyllenhaal received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the feature film Crazy Heart. Several previously funded ITVS filmmakers received nominations for their work in the category of short documentary.

  • China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill)
  • The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner (Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher)
  • The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert)

Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar produced A Lion In The House; Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher made Iron Ladies of Liberia; and Jon Alpert made The Last Cowboy. All three films aired on Independent Lens on PBS. The 2010 Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 7. Stay tuned to Beyond the Box for further coverage. Congratulations and good luck to all the filmmakers! 

Check out the entire list of this year’s nominees >>

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