Trailer for Netflix Documentary Icarus 

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Netflix has released the first trailer for Icarus a documentary about the doping scandal that Russia was involved in during the Rio games. The film debuted at Sundance earlier this year to very strong reviews.

The first half of the doc shows the filmmaker, Bryan Fogel as he himself participates in doping under supervision of course. Fogel then discovers the huge Russian scandal that was going on during 2016.

Icarus will be streaming on Netflix beginning August 4th.

International Documentary Association Awards Nominees

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The IDA Documentary Awards is the world’s most prestigious event dedicated to the documentary genre, celebrating the best nonfiction films and programs of the year.

They announced their nominees today for the best docs of 2016. The winners will be announced Friday, December 9th at Paramount Studios.

Best Feature Award
13th
Cameraperson
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Weiner

Best Short Award
The Above
Clinica De Migrantes : Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Extremis
Pickle
Red Lake
The White Helmets

Pare Lorentz Award
Starless Dreams

Creative Recognition Award Winners

Best Cinematography
Fire at Sea

Best Editing
Cameraperson

Best Writing
I Am Not Your Negro

Best Music
The Bad Kids

ABC News VideoSource Award
13th
I Am Not Your Negro
The Lovers and the Despot
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

ACADEMY ANNOUNCES RULE CHANGE

(Press release) BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 86th Oscars®. The most significant change affects the Animated Feature Film category.

In this category, the new rule designates a maximum of two award recipients, one of whom must have a producer credit. The director and/or key creative individual shall continue to be a recipient, and in the circumstance of a two-person team with shared and equal director credit, a third statuette may be awarded.
Previously announced rules changes for the 86th Academy Awards® include allowing members to see the nominated documentary shorts and foreign language films either at a theatrical screening or on DVD. Prior to the final round of voting, the Academy will provide members with DVDs of the nominated films in five categories: Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, and Live Action Short Film.

Other adjustments to the rules include standard date and other routine changes.

Rules are reviewed annually by individual branch and category committees. The Awards Rules Committee then evaluates all proposed changes before presenting its recommendations to the Academy’s Board of Governors for approval.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.