Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy, Freeheld, If It Happens, La Corona (The Crown), Ochberg's Orphans, Portraits Of A Lady, Salim Baba, and Sari's Mother have made it on to the Academy's short documentary shortlist.

Voters from the Documentary Branch of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences viewed 23 eligible contenders and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The line-up will be further whittled down to a final selection of three to five nominees for the 80th Academy Awards nominations, which will be announced on Jan 22 2008 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Oscars will be presented on Feb 24 2008 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.