Academy Award Winners and Nominees: Documentary Features - Full List

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2000s

2008

Man on Wire

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Trouble the Water

2007

Taxi to the Dark Side

No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
War/Dance

2006

An Inconvenient Truth

Deliver Us From Evil
Iraq in Fragments
Jesus Camp
My Country, My Country

2005

March of the Penguins

Darwin's Nightmare
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Murderball
Street Fight

2004

Born Into Brothels

The Story of the Weeping Camel
Super Size Me
Tupac: Resurrection
Twist of Faith

2003

The Fog of War

Balseros
Capturing the Friedmans
My Architect
The Weather Underground

2002

Bowling for Columbine

Daughter from Danang
Prisoner of Paradise
Spellbound
Winged Migration

2001

Murder on a Sunday Morning

Children Underground
LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton
Promises
War Photographer

2000

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Legacy
Long Night's Journey into Day
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
Sound and Fury

 

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1990s

1999

One Day in September

Buena Vista Social Club
Genghis Blues
On the Ropes
Speaking in Strings

1998

The Last Days

Dancemaker
The Farm: Angola, U.S.A.
Lenny Bruce: Swear To Tell the Truth
Regret to Inform

1997

The Long Way Home

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
Colors Straight Up
4 Little Girls
Waco: The Rules of Engagement

1996

When We Were Kings

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
Mandela
Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press

1995

Anne Frank Remembered

The Battle over Citizen Kane
Fiddlefest - Roberta Tzavaras and Her East Harlem Violin Program
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

1994

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter
D-Day Remembered
Freedom on My Mind
A Great Day in Harlem

1993

I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School

The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter
Children of Fate
For Better or For Worse
The War Room

1992

The Panama Deception

Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker
Fires of Kuwait
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II
Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann

1991

In the Shadow of the Stars

Death on the Job
Doing Time: Life Inside the Big House
The Restless Conscience
Wild by Law

1990

American Dream

Berkeley in the Sixties
Building Bombs
Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey

 

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1980s

1989

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

Adam Clayton Powell
Crack USA: County Under Siege
For All Mankind
Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren

1988

Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

The Cry of Reason - Beyers Naude: An Afrikaner Speaks Out
Let's Get Lost
Promises to Keep
Who Killed Vincent Chin?

1987

The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years / Bridge to Freedom 1965
Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima
Radio Bikini
A Stitch for Time

1986

Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got
Down and Out in America

Chile: Hasta Cuando?
Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer
Witness to Apartheid

1985

Broken Rainbow

Las Madres - The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo
Soldiers in Hiding
The Statue of Liberty
Unfinished Business

1984

The Times of Harvey Milk

High Schools
In the Name of the People
Marlene
Streetwise

1983

He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'

Children of Darkness
First Contact
The Profession of Arms
Seeing Red

1982

Just Another Missing Kid

After the Axe
Ben's Mill
In Our Water
A Portrait of Giselle

1981

Genocide

Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey
Brooklyn Bridge
Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott
El Salvador: Another Vietnam

1980

From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

Agee
The Day After Trinity
Front Line
The Yellow Star - The Persecution of the Jews in Europe 1933-45

 

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1970s

1979

Best Boy

Generation on the Wind
Going the Distance
The Killing Ground
The War at Home

1978

Scared Straight!

The Lovers' Wind
Mysterious Castles of Clay
Raoni
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade

1977

Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?

The Children of Theatre Street
High Grass Circus
Homage To Chagall - The Colours of Love
Union Maids

1976

Harlan County, U.S.A.

Hollywood On Trial
Off the Edge
People of the Wind
Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry

1975

The Man Who Skied Down Everest

The California Reich
Fighting for Our Lives
The Incredible Machine
The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir

1974

Hearts and Minds

Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman
The Challenge...A Tribute to Modern Art
The 81st Blow
The Wild and the Brave

1973

The Great American Cowboy

Always a New Beginning
Battle of Berlin
Journey to the Outer Limits
Walls of Fire

1972

Marjoe

Ape and Super-Ape
Malcolm X
Manson
The Silent Revolution

1971

The Hellstrom Chronicle

Alaska Wilderness Lake
On Any Sunday
The RA Expeditions
The Sorrow and the Pity

1970

Woodstock

Chariots of the Gods
Jack Johnson
King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
Say Goodbye

 

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1960s

1969

Arthur Rubinstein - The Love of Life

Before the Mountain Was Moved
In the Year of the Pig
The Olympics in Mexico
The Wolf Men

1968

Journey into Self

A Few Notes on Our Food Problem
The Legendary Champions
Other Voices

1967

The Anderson Platoon

Festival
Harvest
A King's Story
A Time for Burning

1966

The War Game

The Face of Genius
Helicopter Canada
Le Volcan Interdit (The Forbidden Volcano)
The Really Big Family

1965

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

The Battle of the Bulge...The Brave Rifles
The Forth Road Bridge
Let My People Go
To Die in Madrid

1964

Jacques-Yves Cousteau's World without Sun

The Finest Hours
Four Days in November
The Human Dutch
Over There, 1914-18

1963

Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World

Le Maillon et la Chaine (The Link and the Chain)
The Yanks Are Coming

1962

Black Fox

Alvorada (Brazil's Changing Face)

1961

Le Ciel et la Boue (Sky Above and Mud Beneath)

La Grande Olimpiade (Olympic Games 1960)

1960

The Horse with the Flying Tail

Rebel in Paradise

 

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1950s

1959

Serengeti Shall Not Die

The Race for Space

1958

White Wilderness

Antarctic Crossing
The Hidden World
Psychiatric Nursing

1957

Albert Schweitzer

On the Bowery
Torero!

1956

The Silent World

The Naked Eye
Where Mountains Float

1955

Helen Keller in Her Story

Heartbreak Ridge

1954

The Vanishing Prairie

The Stratford Adventure

1953

The Living Desert

The Conquest of Everest
A Queen Is Crowned

1952

The Sea around Us

The Hoaxters
Navajo

1951

Kon-Tiki

I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.

1950

The Titan: Story of Michelangelo

With These Hands

 

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1940s

1949

Daybreak in Udi

Kenji Comes Home

1948

The Secret Land

The Quiet One

1947

Design for Death

Journey into Medicine
The World Is Rich

1945

The True Glory

The Last Bomb

1944

The Fighting Lady

Resisting Enemy Interrogation

1943

Desert Victory

Baptism of Fire
The Battle of Russia
Report from the Aleutians
War Department Report