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'How to Survive a Plague,' others advance for Oscar doc nominations

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How To Survive A Plague
Donna Binder

Another day, another spate of movies advancing in the Oscar race for 2013.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced that 15 documentary features — including highly touted anti-bullying film Bully, How to Survive a Plague, about AIDS activism, Searching for Sugar Man, about the search for an elusive 1970s rock musician, and The Invisible War, about sexual assault within the U.S. military — will advance in the voting process for next year’s 85th annual Academy Awards, whittled down from 126 qualifying movies.

From those 15, documentary branch members of the Academy will choose five as official nominees. Oscar nominations will be announced live on Thursday, Jan. 10. The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, airing live on ABC.

Check out the slate of 15 documentary films, below:

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Never Sorry LLC

Bully, The Bully Project LLC

Chasing Ice, Exposure

Detropia, Loki Films

Ethel, Moxie Firecracker Films

5 Broken Cameras, Guy DVD Films

The Gatekeepers, Les Films du Poisson, Dror Moreh Productions, Cinephil

The House I Live In, Charlotte Street Films, LLC

How to Survive a Plague, How to Survive a Plague LLC

The Imposter, Imposter Pictures Ltd.

The Invisible War, Chain Camera Pictures

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Jigsaw Productions in association with Wider Film Projects and Below the Radar Films

Searching for Sugar Man, Red Box Films

This Is Not a Film, Wide Management

The Waiting Room, Open’hood, Inc.

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