The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 80th Academy Awards. Seventy pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Autism: The Musical

Body of War

For the Bible Tells Me So

Lake of Fire

Nanking

No End in Sight

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

Please Vote for Me

The Price of Sugar

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

The Rape of Europa

Sicko

Taxi to the Dark Side

War/Dance

White Light/Black Rain

The Documentary Branch screening committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of votings. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT.