Films About Billie Eilish, Tina Turner & More Are Eligible for Documentary Feature Oscar

12/7/2021 5:19:00 AM

‘Summer of Soul,’ which is a Grammy nominee for best music film, is also vying for an Oscar nod.

2022 Oscar Nominations, Music Documentaries

Docs about Billie Eilish, Tina Turner, Brian Wilson, The Velvet Underground and Sparks are among 138 films that are eligible for Oscars in the documentary feature category.

‘Summer of Soul,’ which is a Grammy nominee for best music film, is also vying for an Oscar nod.

, is eligible for an Oscar nod with a different film,Other films on the eligibility list includeFire Music, a doc about one of that magazine’s top writers and editors from shortly after its inception in 1967 until 1981; andMembers of the documentary branch will vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on Dec. 21.

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See latest videos, charts and news Eilish, who is also a Grammy nominee for best music film with Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles , is eligible for an Oscar nod with a different film, Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry .Billie Eilish is going through the motions all alone.on Instagram this week before taking her look to the pink carpet on Saturday at Variety 's 2021 Music Hitmakers Brunch in Los Angeles.on Instagram this week before taking her look to the pink carpet on Saturday at Variety 's 2021 Music Hitmakers Brunch in Los Angeles.

Eilish also has a good chance of landing an Oscar nod for best original song for “No Time to Die” from the James Bond film of the same name. Other films on the eligibility list include The Jesus Music , a doc about the rise of the contemporary Christian music genre; Fire Music , about the free jazz movement of the 1960s and ’70s; Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres , a doc about one of that magazine’s top writers and editors from shortly after its inception in 1967 until 1981; and Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It , about the performer who in 1977 became just the third person ever to complete the EGOT. Her wandering moves in tandem with the song’s melodic progression, filling out a whole day inside with nothingness and melancholic lingering. Members of the documentary branch will vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. She paired the outfit with simple gold chains through a pearl pendant and large boots in the same rich color as her coat. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on Dec. “And it’s all I think about whеn I’m behind the wheel/I worry this is how I’m always gonna feel/ But nothing lasts, I know the deal,” she sings, settling into the uncomfortable realization. 21. Kevin Winter The event was presented by Peacock and its new show with executive producer Tiny Fey, Girls5Eva , a sitcom about a singing girl group finally reuniting.

Here’s a partial list of docs, with a focus on music and entertainment, that are eligible this year: Ailey [a portrait of dance pioneer Alvin Alley] Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road Can You Bring It: Bill T Jones and D-Man in the Waters [about Jones’ ballet of the same name] The Capote Tapes Dave Chapelle Live in Real Life Ennio [also known as the Glance of Music, about film composer Ennio Morricone] Fire Music Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics On Broadway Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go for It Road Runner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain The Sparks Brothers Summer of Soul (. “It was hard to write because we wanted it to be as revealing as possible. She was accompanied by her brother Finneas O’Connell..or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Tina The Velvet Underground Here’s some fine print from the Academy: “Some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release and must fulfill that requirement and comply with all the category’s other qualifying rules to advance in the voting process. I find it much easier to write about my past and how I used to feel and to find a new perspective on something that happened to me, to take myself out of a situation,” Eilish told i-D of the song earlier this year. “Documentary features that have won a qualifying film festival award or have been submitted in the international feature film category as their country’s official selection are also eligible in the category. “I was nervous and very excited to try new things,” she said. Films submitted in the documentary feature category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including best picture. So this was also about saying how I felt. “But I was very, very worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it, or that I wasn’t good enough or people wouldn’t like it.

” to view the complete list of 138 eligible films in the documentary feature category. Get weekly rundowns straight to your inbox .” In This Article:. Didn’t force it to be anything.