Oscar for bedste dokumentar

Oscar for bedste dokumentar (På engelsk Academy Award for Documentary Feature) er en filmpris der blev første gang blev uddelt i 1943, da den blev vundet af Det Britiske Informationsministerium for dets dokumentar ved navn Desert Victory. Den uddeles til den dokumentar der fanger essensen indenfor kategorien og som indeholder pålidelige fakta samt en god beretning.

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År Film Nominerede

(15.) [note 1]

The Battle of Midway United States Navy
Kokoda Front Line! Australian News & Information Bureau
Moscow Strikes Back Artkino
Prelude to War United States Army Special Services
Africa, Prelude to Victory The March of Time
Combat Report United States Army Signal Corps
Conquer by the Clock Frederic Ullman Jr.
The Grain That Built a Hemisphere Walt Disney
Henry Browne, Farmer United States Department of Agriculture
High Over the Borders National Film Board of Canada
High Stakes in the East The Netherlands Information Bureau
Inside Fighting China National Film Board of Canada
It's Everybody's War United States Office of War Information
Listen to Britain British Ministry of Information
Little Belgium British Ministry of Information
Little Isles of Freedom Victor Stoloff og Edgar Loew
Mr. Blabbermouth United States Office of War Information
Mr. Gardenia Jones United States Office of War Information
The New Spirit Walt Disney
The Price of Victory William H. Pine
A Ship Is Born United States Merchant Marine
Twenty-One Miles British Ministry of Information
We Refuse to Die William C. Thomas
The White Eagle Concanen Films
Winning Your Wings United States Army Air Force

(16.) [note 2] [1]

Desert Victory British Ministry of Information
Baptism of Fire United States Army
The Battle of Russia United States Department of War Special Service Division
Report from the Aleutians United States Army Pictorial Service
War Department Report United States Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Bureau


The Fighting Lady United States Navy
Resisting Enemy Interrogation United States Army Air Force


The True Glory The Governments of Great Britain and the United States of America
The Last Bomb United States Army Air Force


Ingen pris uddelt


Design for Death Sid Rogell, Theron Warth og Richard Fleischer
Journey into Medicine United States Department of State Office of Information and Educational Exchange
The World Is Rich Paul Rotha


The Secret Land Orville O. Dull
The Quiet One Janice Loeb


Daybreak in Udi Crown Film Unit
Kenji Comes Home Paul F. Heard


År Film Nominerede


The Titan: Story of Michelangelo Robert Snyder
With These Hands Jack Arnold og Lee Goodman


Kon-Tiki Olle Nordemar
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. Bryan Foy


The Sea Around Us Irwin Allen
The Hoaxters Dore Schary
Navajo Hall Bartlett


The Living Desert Walt Disney
The Conquest of Everest John Taylor, Leon Clore og Grahame Tharp
A Queen Is Crowned Castleton Knight


The Vanishing Prairie Walt Disney
The Stratford Adventure Guy Glover


Helen Keller in Her Story Nancy Hamilton
Heartbreak Ridge Rene Risacher


The Silent World Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The Naked Eye Louis Clyde Stoumen
Hvor bjergene sejler Ministeriernes Filmudvalg


Albert Schweitzer Jerome Hill
On the Bowery Lionel Rogosin
Torero! Manuel Barbachano Ponce


White Wilderness Ben Sharpsteen
Antarctic Crossing James Carr
The Hidden World Robert Snyder
Psychiatric Nursing Nathan Zucker


Serengeti Shall Not Die Bernhard Grzimek
The Race for Space David L. Wolper


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The Horse with the Flying Tail Larry Lansburgh
Rebel in Paradise Robert D. Fraser


Le Ciel et la Boue (Sky Above and Mud Beneath) Arthur Cohn og Rene Lafuite
La Grande Olimpiade (Olympic Games 1960) dell Istituto Nazionale Luce, Comitato Organizzatore Del Giochi Della XVII Olimpiade


Black Fox Louis Clyde Stoumen
Alvorada (Brazil's Changing Face) Hugo Niebeling

(36.) [note 3][2]

Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World Robert Hughes
Le Maillon et la Chaine (The Link and the Chain) Paul de Roubaix
The Yanks Are Coming Marshall Flaum


Jacques-Yves Cousteau's World without Sun Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The Finest Hours Jack Le Vien
Four Days in November Mel Stuart
The Human Dutch Bert Haanstra
Over There, 1914-18 Jean Aurel


The Eleanor Roosevelt Story Sidney Glazier
The Battle of the Bulge... The Brave Rifles Laurence E. Mascott
The Forth Road Bridge Peter Mills
Let My People Go Marshall Flaum
To Die in Madrid Frédéric Rossif


The War Game Peter Watkins
The Face of a Genius Alfred R. Kelman
Helicopter Canada Peter Jones og Tom Daly
The Really Big Family Alex Grasshoff
Le Volcan Interdit (The Forbidden Volcano) Haroun Tazieff


The Anderson Platoon Pierre Schoendoerffer
Festival Murray Lerner
Harvest Carroll Ballard
A King's Story Jack Le Vien
A Time for Burning William C. Jersey


Journey into Self [note 4][2] Bill McGaw
A Few Notes on Our Food Problem James Blue
The Legendary Champions William Cayton
Other Voices David H. Sawyer


Arthur Rubinstein – The Love of Life Bernard Chevry
Before the Mountain Was Moved Robert K. Sharpe
In the Year of the Pig Emile de Antonio
The Olympics in Mexico Comite Organizador de los Juegos de la XIX Olimpiada
The Wolf Men Irwin Rosten


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Woodstock Bob Maurice
Chariots of the Gods Dr. Harald Reinl
Jack Johnson Jim Jacobs
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Ely Landau
Say Goodbye David H. Vowell


The Hellstrom Chronicle Walon Green
Alaska Wilderness Lake Alan Landsburg
On Any Sunday Bruce Brown
The RA Expeditions Lennart Ehrenborg og Thor Heyerdahl
The Sorrow and the Pity Marcel Ophüls


Marjoe Howard Smith og Sarah Kernochan
Ape and Super-Ape Bert Haanstra
Malcolm X Marvin Worth og Arnold Perl
Manson Robert Hendrickson og Laurence Merrick
The Silent Revolution Eckehard Munck


The Great American Cowboy Kieth Merrill
Always a New Beginning John D. Goodell
Battle of Berlin Bengt von zur Muehlen
Journey to the Outer Limits Alexander Grasshoff
Walls of Fire Gertrude Ross Marks and Edmund F. Penney


Hearts and Minds Peter Davis og Bert Schneider
Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman Judy Collins og Jill Godmilow
The Challenge... A Tribute to Modern Art Herbert Kline
The 81st Blow Jacquot Ehrlich, David Bergman og Haim Gouri
The Wild and the Brave Natalie R. Jones og Eugene S. Jones


The Man Who Skied Down Everest F. R. Crawley, James Hager og Dale Hartlebe[3]
The California Reich Walter F. Parkes og Keith F. Critchlow
Fighting for Our Lives Glen Pearcy
Man: The Incredible Machine Irwin Rosten
The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir Shirley MacLaine


Harlan County, U.S.A. Barbara Kopple
Hollywood on Trial James Gutman og David Helpern Jr.
Off the Edge Michael Firth
People of the Wind Anthony Howarth og David Koff
Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry Donald Brittain og Robert Duncan


Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? John Korty, Dan McCann og Warren L. Lockhart
The Children of Theatre Street Robert Dornhelm og Earle Mack
High Grass Circus Bill Brind, Torben Schioler og Tony Ianzelo
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love Harry Rasky
Union Maids James Klein, Julia Reichert og Miles Mogulescu


Scared Straight! Arnold Shapiro
The Lovers' Wind Albert Lamorisse
Mysterious Castles of Clay Alan Root
Raoni Jean-Pierre Dutilleux, Barry Williams og Michel Gast
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade Anne Bohlen, Lyn Goldfarb og Lorraine Gray


Best Boy Ira Wohl
Generation on the Wind David A. Vassar
Going the Distance Paul Cowan og Jacques Bobet
The Killing Ground Steve Singer og Tom Priestley
The War at Home Glenn Silber og Barry Alexander Brown


År Film Nominerede


From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China Murray Lerner
Agee Ross Spears
The Day After Trinity Jon Else
Front Line David Bradbury
The Yellow Star: The Persecution of the Jews in Europe 1933-45 Bengt von zur Muehlen og Arthur Cohn


Genocide Arnold Schwartzman og Rabbi Marvin Hier
Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey Suzanne Bauman, Paul Neshamkin og Jim Burroughs
Brooklyn Bridge Ken Burns
Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott Mary Benjamin, Susanne Simpson og Boyd Estus
El Salvador: Another Vietnam Glenn Silber og Tete Vasconcellos


Just Another Missing Kid John Zaritsky
After the Axe Sturla Gunnarsson og Steve Lucas
Ben's Mill John Karol and Michel Chalufour
In Our Water Meg Switzgable
A Portrait of Giselle Joseph Wishy


He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' Emile Ardolino
Children of Darkness Richard Kotuk og Ara Chekmayan
First Contact Bob Connolly og Robin Anderson
The Profession of Arms Michael Bryans og Tina Viljoen
Seeing Red James Klein og Julia Reichert


The Times of Harvey Milk Rob Epstein og Richard Schmiechen
High Schools Charles Guggenheim og Nancy Sloss
In the Name of the People Alex W. Drehsler og Frank Christopher
Marlene Karel Dirka og Zev Braun
Streetwise Cheryl McCall


Broken Rainbow Maria Florio og Victoria Mudd
Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Susana Blaustein Muñoz og Lourdes Portillo
Soldiers in Hiding Japhet Asher
The Statue of Liberty Ken Burns og Buddy Squires
Unfinished Business Steven Okazaki


Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got Brigitte Berman
Down and Out in America Joseph Feury og Milton Justice
Chile: Hasta Cuando? David Bradbury
Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer Kirk Simon og Amram Nowak
Witness to Apartheid Sharon I. Sopher


The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table Aviva Slesin
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years/Bridge to Freedom 1965 Callie Crossley og James A. DeVinney
Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima John Junkerman og John W. Dower
Radio Bikini Robert Stone
A Stitch for Time Barbara Herbich og Cyril Christo


Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie Marcel Ophüls
The Cry of Reason - Beyers Naudé: An Afrikaner Speaks Out Robert Bilheimer og Ronald Mix
Let's Get Lost Bruce Weber og Nan Bush
Promises to Keep Ginny Durrin
Who Killed Vincent Chin? Renee Tajima-Peña og Christine Choy


Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Rob Epstein og Bill Couturié
Adam Clayton Powell Richard Kilberg og Yvonne Smith
Crack USA: County Under Siege Vince DiPersio og William Guttentag
For All Mankind Al Reinert og Betsy Broyles Breier
Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren Judith Leonard og Bill Jersey


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American Dream Barbara Kopple og Arthur Cohn
Berkeley in the Sixties Mark Kitchell
Building Bombs Mark Mori og Susan Robinson
Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Judith Montell
Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey Robert Hillmann og Eugene Corr


In the Shadow of the Stars Allie Light og Irving Saraf
Death on the Job Vince DiPersio og William Guttentag
Doing Time: Life Inside the Big House Alan Raymond og Susan Raymond
The Restless Conscience: Resistance to Hitler Within Germany 1933-1945 Hava Kohav Beller
Wild by Law Lawrence Hott og Diane Garey


The Panama Deception Barbara Trent og David Kasper
Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker David Haugland
Fires of Kuwait Sally Dundas
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II Bill Miles og Nina Rosenblum
Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann Margaret Smilow og Roma Baran


I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School Susan Raymond og Alan Raymond
The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter David Paperny og Arthur Ginsberg
Children of Fate Susan Todd og Andrew Young
For Better or For Worse David Collier og Betsy Thompson
The War Room D. A. Pennebaker og Chris Hegedus


Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision Freida Lee Mock
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter Deborah Hoffmann
D-Day Remembered Charles Guggenheim
Freedom on My Mind Connie Field og Marilyn Mulford
A Great Day in Harlem Jean Bach


Anne Frank Remembered Jon Blair
The Battle Over Citizen Kane Thomas Lennon og Michael Epstein
Fiddlefest: Roberta Tzavaras and Her East Harlem Violin Program Allan Miller og Walter Scheuer
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream Mike Tollin og Fredric Golding
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern Jeanne Jordan og Steven Ascher


When We Were Kings Leon Gast og David Sonenberg
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Susan W. Dryfoos
Mandela Jo Menell and Angus Gibson
Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse Anne Belle and Deborah Dickson
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press Rick Goldsmith


The Long Way Home Marvin Hier og Richard Trank
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Michael Paxton
Colors Straight Up Michèle Ohayon og Julia Schachter
4 Little Girls Spike Lee og Sam Pollard
Waco: The Rules of Engagement Dan Gifford og William Gazecki


The Last Days James Moll og Ken Lipper
Dancemaker Matthew Diamond og Jerry Kupfer
The Farm: Angola, U.S.A. Jonathan Stack og Liz Garbus
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Robert B. Weide
Regret to Inform Barbara Sonneborn og Janet Cole


One Day in September Arthur Cohn og Kevin Macdonald
Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders og Ulrich Felsberg
Genghis Blues Roko Belic og Adrian Belic
On the Ropes Nanette Burstein og Brett Morgen
Speaking in Strings Paola di Florio og Lilibet Foster


År Film Nominerede


Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Mark Jonathan Harris og Deborah Oppenheimer
Legacy Tod Lending
Long Night's Journey into Day Deborah Hoffmann og Frances Reid
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Daniel Anker og Barak Goodman
Sound and Fury Josh Aronson og Roger Weisberg


Murder on a Sunday Morning Jean-Xavier de Lestrade og Denis Poncet
Children Underground Edet Belzberg
LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton Deborah Dickson og Susan Frömke
Promises B.Z. Goldberg og Justine Shapiro
War Photographer Christian Frei


Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore og Michael Donovan
Daughter from Danang Gail Dolgin og Vicente Franco
Prisoner of Paradise Malcolm Clarke og Stuart Sender
Spellbound Jeffrey Blitz og Sean Welch
Winged Migration Jacques Perrin


The Fog of War Errol Morris og Michael Williams
Balseros Carlos Bosch og Josep Maria Domenech
Capturing the Friedmans Andrew Jarecki og Marc Smerling
My Architect Nathaniel Kahn og Susan R. Behr
The Weather Underground Sam Green og Bill Siegel


Born into Brothels Ross Kauffman og Zana Briski
The Story of the Weeping Camel Byambasuren Davaa og Luigi Falorni
Super Size Me Morgan Spurlock
Tupac: Resurrection Karolyn Ali og Lauren Lazin
Twist of Faith Kirby Dick og Eddie Schmidt


March of the Penguins Luc Jacquet og Yves Darondeau
Darwin's Nightmare Hubert Sauper
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Alex Gibney og Jason Kliot
Murderball Henry Alex Rubin og Dana Adam Shapiro
Street Fight Marshall Curry


An Inconvenient Truth Davis Guggenheim
Deliver Us from Evil Amy Berg og Frank Donner
Iraq in Fragments James Longley og John Sinno
Jesus Camp Heidi Ewing og Rachel Grady
My Country, My Country Jocelyn Glatzer og Laura Poitras


Taxi to the Dark Side Alex Gibney og Eva Orner
No End in Sight Charles Ferguson og Audrey Marrs
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience Richard Robbins
Sicko Michael Moore og Meghan O'Hara
War/Dance Sean Fine og Andrea Nix Fine


Man on Wire Simon Chinn og James Marsh
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) Ellen Kuras og Thavisouk Phrasavath
Encounters at the End of the World Werner Herzog og Henry Kaiser
The Garden Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Trouble the Water Carl Deal og Tia Lessin


The Cove Louie Psihoyos og Fisher Stevens
Burma VJ Anders Østergaard og Lise Lense-Møller
Food, Inc. Robert Kenner og Elise Pearlstein
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers Judith Ehrlich og Rick Goldsmith
Which Way Home Rebecca Cammisa


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Inside Job Charles H. Ferguson og Audrey Marrs
Exit Through the Gift Shop Banksy og Jaimie D'Cruz
Gasland Josh Fox og Trish Adlesic
Restrepo Tim Hetherington og Sebastian Junger
Waste Land Lucy Walker og Angus Aynsley


Undefeated TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay og Richard Middlemas
Hell and Back Again Danfung Dennis og Mike Lerner
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Marshall Curry og Sam Cullman
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Joe Berlinger og Bruce Sinofsky
Pina Wim Wenders og Gian-Piero Ringel


Searching for Sugar Man Malik Bendjelloul og Simon Chinn
5 Broken Cameras Emad Burnat og Guy Davidi
The Gatekeepers Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky og Estelle Fialon
How to Survive a Plague David France og Howard Gertler
The Invisible War Kirby Dick og Amy Ziering


20 Feet from Stardom Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen og Caitrin Rogers
The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer og Signe Byrge Sørensen
Cutie and the Boxer Zachary Heinzerling og Lydia Dean Pilcher
Dirty Wars Richard Rowley og Jeremy Scahill
The Square Jehane Noujaim og Karim Amer


Citizenfour Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy og Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian Maier John Maloof og Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam Rory Kennedy og Kevin McAlester
The Salt of the Earth Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado og David Rosier
Virunga Orlando von Einsiedel og Joanna Natasegara


Amy Asif Kapadia og James Gay-Rees
Cartel Land Matthew Heineman og Tom Yellin
The Look of Silence Joshua Oppenheimer og Signe Byrge Sørensen
What Happened, Miss Simone? Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby og Justin Wilkes
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom Evgeny Afineevsky og Den Tolmor

(89.) [4]

O.J.: Made in America Ezra Edelman og Caroline Waterlow
Fire at Sea Gianfranco Rosi og Donatella Palermo
I Am Not Your Negro Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety og Hébert Peck
Life, Animated Roger Ross Williams og Julie Goldman
13th Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick og Howard Barish


  1. ^ In 1942, documentary features and short subjects competed together for Best Documentary. Four special awards were bestowed among the 25 nominees.
  2. ^ A preliminary list of eight films were announced as nominees, but the Documentary Award Committee subsequently narrowed the field to five titles included on the final ballot. The films that did not advance were: For God and Country (United States Army Pictorial Service), Silent Village (British Ministry of Information), and We've Come a Long, Long Way (Negro Marches On, Inc.).
  3. ^ Terminus, produced by Edgar Anstey, was announced as a nominee, but the nomination was rescinded after it was discovered the film had been released prior to the eligibility period.
  4. ^ Young Americans, produced by Robert Cohn and Alex Grasshoff, won this award on April 14, 1969. On May 7, 1969, the win and nomination were rescinded after it was discovered the film had been released prior to the eligibility period. First runner-up Journey into Self was named the winner the following day.
  1. ^ "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hentet 4. januar 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hentet 4. januar 2018.
  3. ^ "The 48th Academy Awards". Hentet 29. september 2015.
  4. ^ "Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of Oscar winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. 26. februar 2017. Hentet 8. januar 2018.