The 15 films are:
At the Death House Door
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Blessed Is The Match: The Life And Death Of Hannah Senesh
Encounters At The End Of The World
Glass: A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve Parts
In A Dream
Made In America
Man On Wire
Pray the Devil Back To Hell
Standard Operating Procedure
They Killed Sister Dorothy
Trouble The Water
A record 94 entries originally qualified in the category. The documentary branch screening committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting.
The five nominees will be announced on January 22 and the Academy Awards are set to take place on February 22.