‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice,’ ‘Black Women in Medicine’ submitted for Oscar Consideration

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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The inspiring doc “Black Women in Medicine,” which spotlights several African American women working as doctors and a documentary about 17 American black athletes who competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin will vie for Oscar consideration.

Both films made the shortlist of 145 films submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards. Other contenders include “O.J.: Made in America”, a five part 30 for 30 documentary series about O.J. Simpson directed by Ezra Edelman and the Ava DuVernay directed doc “13th” which is centered on race in the United States criminal justice system.

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases.  Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process.  A shortlist of 15 films will be announced in December.

Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

One Response to “‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice,’ ‘Black Women in Medicine’ submitted for Oscar Consideration”

  1. Bernie Echols says:

    Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is an awe-inspiring documentary, that highlights the greatness of African Americans Olympians from the 1936 era. These 18 individuals put their pride aside for God and County. They showed the world that distinction is not held to physical traits, ethic makeup, religious creed, or sexual gender. Distinction is an individal commitment to preeminent change, a worldwide transformative gateway for those who answer the call to be fearless.

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