By Erin Strecker
Updated October 11, 2012 at 09:04 PM EDT
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Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the finalists for the Oscar category of Documentary Short Subject. There were 31 eligible entries, and of the eight listed below, three to five of the films will be official nominees once nominations are announced on Jan. 10.

The Education of Mohammad Hussein, Loki Films

Inocente, Shine Global, Inc.

Kings Point, Kings Point Documentary, Inc.

Mondays at Racine, Cynthia Wade Productions

Open Heart, Urban Landscapes Inc.

ParaÍso, The Strangebird Company

The Perfect Fit, SDI Productions Ltd.

Redemption, Downtown Docs

As previously announced, the host for this year will be Seth MacFarlane. The 85th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.

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