The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15 documentaries that will advance to the voting process for the 79th Academy Awards.

The documentary branch screening committee viewed all 81 films that originally qualified in the category, and will now narrow the list down to the final five nominations. Nominations will be announced on Jan 23, 2007.

The 15 films are: Blindsight, Can Mr Smith Get To Washington Anymore', Deliver Us From Evil, The Ground Truth, An Inconvenient Truth, Iraq In Fragments, Jesus Camp, Jonestown: The Life And Death Of People's Temple, My Country, My Country, Shut Up & Sing, Sisters In Law, Storm Of Emotions, The Trials Of Darryl Hunt, An Unreasonable Man, The War Tapes.

The Academy Awards will take place on Feb 25, 2007.