The Academy Awards has announced its short list for best documentary feature – the 15 films culled down from a record 151 submissions that will be considered for a nomination. The final list of five nominees will be announced with the other Oscar categories Jan. 10.
Many of the documentaries named by the Academy are already available to be streamed online, meaning those who want to watch them all before the final winner is picked at the March 2 ceremony can get a head start. Here are the films that made the Academy's list and where you can watch them:
"The Act of Killing," in limited theatrical release now and expected on iTunes and other platforms Jan. 7, 2014.
"The Armstrong Lie," in limited theatrical release now.
"Blackfish," on iTunes, DVD, onDemand, and on CNN.
"The Crash Reel," in theatrical release, onDemand and on DVD in the U.K.; starts limited theatrical release in the U.S. Dec. 13 and will be available on DVD and other platforms in early 2014.
"Cutie and the Boxer," on Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.
"Dirty Wars," on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and DVD.
"First Cousin Once Removed," on HBO GO.
"God Loves Uganda," in limited theatrical release now, will be available on DVD and on Demand in 2014.
"Life According to Sam," on HBO GO.
"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," on HBO Go.
"The Square," in limited theatrical release and on Netflix starting Jan. 17.
"Stories We Tell," on Amazon Instant Video.
"Tim's Vermeer," in limited theatrical release starting Dec. 6 and expected to expand in 2014.
"20 Feet from Stardom," in limited theatrical release now and to be released on DVD and other platforms Jan. 7.
"Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington," on HBO GO.