ITVS Film Vies for 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary

Posted on March 5, 2010

The Oscar buzz is in the air! This Sunday, March 7, Hollywood takes center stage for one of its biggest nights of the year with the 2010 Academy Awards. Competing for Best Documentary Feature is the ITVS film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. Also, Independent Lens host Maggie Gyllenhaal received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the feature film Crazy Heart. In addition, several previously funded ITVS filmmakers received nominations for their work in the category of short documentary.


  • China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill)
  • The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner (Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher)
  • The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert)

Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar produced A Lion in the House; Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher made Iron Ladies of Liberia; and Jon Alpert made The Last Cowboy. All three films aired on Independent Lens on PBS. Congratulations and good luck to all the filmmakers! Check out this the video preview of The Most Dangerous Man in America:

 

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