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'Bully,' 'Chasing Ice' are among Oscar contenders


February 19. 2013 8:22PM
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(AP) The anti-bullying film Bully, the climate-change study Chasing Ice and the AIDS chronicle How to Survive a Plague are among 15 features on the short list for the Academy Award for best documentary.


Other contenders announced Monday are the Ethel Kennedy documentary Ethel, the health care exploration The Waiting Room and the music portrait Searching for Sugar Man, tracing the fate of acclaimed but obscure 1970s singer-songwriter Rodriguez.


The other documentaries are Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, ''Detropia, ''5 Broken Cameras, ''The Gatekeepers, ''The House I Live In, ''The Imposter, ''The Invisible War, ''Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God and This Is Not a Film.


Members of the academy's documentary branch will narrow the list to five nominees. Nominations come out Jan. 10, with the Oscar show following on Feb. 24.


Associated Press


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