Oscar for bedste dokumentar

Oscar for bedste dokumentar (På engelsk Academy Award for Documentary Feature) er en filmpris der blev første gang blev uddelt i 1943, da den blev vundet af Det Britiske Informationsministerium for dets dokumentar ved navn Desert Victory. Den uddeles til den dokumentar der fanger essensen indenfor kategorien og som indeholder pålidelige fakta samt en god beretning.

Vindere og nominerede



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The Battle of MidwayUnited States Navy
Kokoda Front Line!Australian News & Information Bureau
Moscow Strikes BackArtkino
Prelude to WarUnited States Army Special Services
Africa, Prelude to VictoryThe March of Time
Combat ReportUnited States Army Signal Corps
Conquer by the ClockFrederic Ullman Jr.
The Grain That Built a HemisphereWalt Disney
Henry Browne, FarmerUnited States Department of Agriculture
High Over the BordersNational Film Board of Canada
High Stakes in the EastThe Netherlands Information Bureau
Inside Fighting ChinaNational Film Board of Canada
It's Everybody's WarUnited States Office of War Information
Listen to BritainBritish Ministry of Information
Little BelgiumBritish Ministry of Information
Little Isles of FreedomVictor Stoloff og Edgar Loew
Mr. BlabbermouthUnited States Office of War Information
Mr. Gardenia JonesUnited States Office of War Information
The New SpiritWalt Disney
The Price of VictoryWilliam H. Pine
A Ship Is BornUnited States Merchant Marine
Twenty-One MilesBritish Ministry of Information
We Refuse to DieWilliam C. Thomas
The White EagleConcanen Films
Winning Your WingsUnited States Army Air Force

(16.) [note 2] [1]

Desert VictoryBritish Ministry of Information
Baptism of FireUnited States Army
The Battle of RussiaUnited States Department of War Special Service Division
Report from the AleutiansUnited States Army Pictorial Service
War Department ReportUnited States Office of Strategic Services Field Photographic Bureau


The Fighting LadyUnited States Navy
Resisting Enemy InterrogationUnited States Army Air Force


The True GloryThe Governments of Great Britain and the United States of America
The Last BombUnited States Army Air Force


Ingen pris uddelt


Design for DeathSid Rogell, Theron Warth og Richard Fleischer
Journey into MedicineUnited States Department of State Office of Information and Educational Exchange
The World Is RichPaul Rotha


The Secret LandOrville O. Dull
The Quiet OneJanice Loeb


Daybreak in UdiCrown Film Unit
Kenji Comes HomePaul F. Heard




The Titan: Story of MichelangeloRobert Snyder
With These HandsJack Arnold og Lee Goodman


Kon-TikiOlle Nordemar
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.Bryan Foy


The Sea Around UsIrwin Allen
The HoaxtersDore Schary
NavajoHall Bartlett


The Living DesertWalt Disney
The Conquest of EverestJohn Taylor, Leon Clore og Grahame Tharp
A Queen Is CrownedCastleton Knight


The Vanishing PrairieWalt Disney
The Stratford AdventureGuy Glover


Helen Keller in Her StoryNancy Hamilton
Heartbreak RidgeRene Risacher


The Silent WorldJacques-Yves Cousteau
The Naked EyeLouis Clyde Stoumen
Hvor bjergene sejlerMinisteriernes Filmudvalg


Albert SchweitzerJerome Hill
On the BoweryLionel Rogosin
Torero!Manuel Barbachano Ponce


White WildernessBen Sharpsteen
Antarctic CrossingJames Carr
The Hidden WorldRobert Snyder
Psychiatric NursingNathan Zucker


Serengeti Shall Not DieBernhard Grzimek
The Race for SpaceDavid L. Wolper




The Horse with the Flying TailLarry Lansburgh
Rebel in ParadiseRobert D. Fraser


Le Ciel et la Boue (Sky Above and Mud Beneath)Arthur Cohn og Rene Lafuite
La Grande Olimpiade (Olympic Games 1960)dell Istituto Nazionale Luce, Comitato Organizzatore Del Giochi Della XVII Olimpiade


Black FoxLouis Clyde Stoumen
Alvorada (Brazil's Changing Face)Hugo Niebeling

(36.) [note 3][2]

Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the WorldRobert Hughes
Le Maillon et la Chaine (The Link and the Chain)Paul de Roubaix
The Yanks Are ComingMarshall Flaum


Jacques-Yves Cousteau's World without SunJacques-Yves Cousteau
The Finest HoursJack Le Vien
Four Days in NovemberMel Stuart
The Human DutchBert Haanstra
Over There, 1914-18Jean Aurel


The Eleanor Roosevelt StorySidney Glazier
The Battle of the Bulge... The Brave RiflesLaurence E. Mascott
The Forth Road BridgePeter Mills
Let My People GoMarshall Flaum
To Die in MadridFrédéric Rossif


The War GamePeter Watkins
The Face of a GeniusAlfred R. Kelman
Helicopter CanadaPeter Jones og Tom Daly
The Really Big FamilyAlex Grasshoff
Le Volcan Interdit (The Forbidden Volcano)Haroun Tazieff


The Anderson PlatoonPierre Schoendoerffer
FestivalMurray Lerner
HarvestCarroll Ballard
A King's StoryJack Le Vien
A Time for BurningWilliam C. Jersey


Journey into Self [note 4][2]Bill McGaw
A Few Notes on Our Food ProblemJames Blue
The Legendary ChampionsWilliam Cayton
Other VoicesDavid H. Sawyer


Arthur Rubinstein – The Love of LifeBernard Chevry
Before the Mountain Was MovedRobert K. Sharpe
In the Year of the PigEmile de Antonio
The Olympics in MexicoComite Organizador de los Juegos de la XIX Olimpiada
The Wolf MenIrwin Rosten




WoodstockBob Maurice
Chariots of the GodsDr. Harald Reinl
Jack JohnsonJim Jacobs
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to MemphisEly Landau
Say GoodbyeDavid H. Vowell


The Hellstrom ChronicleWalon Green
Alaska Wilderness LakeAlan Landsburg
On Any SundayBruce Brown
The RA ExpeditionsLennart Ehrenborg og Thor Heyerdahl
The Sorrow and the PityMarcel Ophüls


MarjoeHoward Smith og Sarah Kernochan
Ape and Super-ApeBert Haanstra
Malcolm XMarvin Worth og Arnold Perl
MansonRobert Hendrickson og Laurence Merrick
The Silent RevolutionEckehard Munck


The Great American CowboyKieth Merrill
Always a New BeginningJohn D. Goodell
Battle of BerlinBengt von zur Muehlen
Journey to the Outer LimitsAlexander Grasshoff
Walls of FireGertrude Ross Marks and Edmund F. Penney


Hearts and MindsPeter Davis og Bert Schneider
Antonia: A Portrait of the WomanJudy Collins og Jill Godmilow
The Challenge... A Tribute to Modern ArtHerbert Kline
The 81st BlowJacquot Ehrlich, David Bergman og Haim Gouri
The Wild and the BraveNatalie R. Jones og Eugene S. Jones


The Man Who Skied Down EverestF. R. Crawley, James Hager og Dale Hartlebe[3]
The California ReichWalter F. Parkes og Keith F. Critchlow
Fighting for Our LivesGlen Pearcy
Man: The Incredible MachineIrwin Rosten
The Other Half of the Sky: A China MemoirShirley MacLaine


Harlan County, U.S.A.Barbara Kopple
Hollywood on TrialJames Gutman og David Helpern Jr.
Off the EdgeMichael Firth
People of the WindAnthony Howarth og David Koff
Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm LowryDonald Brittain og Robert Duncan


Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?John Korty, Dan McCann og Warren L. Lockhart
The Children of Theatre StreetRobert Dornhelm og Earle Mack
High Grass CircusBill Brind, Torben Schioler og Tony Ianzelo
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of LoveHarry Rasky
Union MaidsJames Klein, Julia Reichert og Miles Mogulescu


Scared Straight!Arnold Shapiro
The Lovers' WindAlbert Lamorisse
Mysterious Castles of ClayAlan Root
RaoniJean-Pierre Dutilleux, Barry Williams og Michel Gast
With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency BrigadeAnne Bohlen, Lyn Goldfarb og Lorraine Gray


Best BoyIra Wohl
Generation on the WindDavid A. Vassar
Going the DistancePaul Cowan og Jacques Bobet
The Killing GroundSteve Singer og Tom Priestley
The War at HomeGlenn Silber og Barry Alexander Brown




From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in ChinaMurray Lerner
AgeeRoss Spears
The Day After TrinityJon Else
Front LineDavid Bradbury
The Yellow Star: The Persecution of the Jews in Europe 1933-45Bengt von zur Muehlen og Arthur Cohn


GenocideArnold Schwartzman og Rabbi Marvin Hier
Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban OdysseySuzanne Bauman, Paul Neshamkin og Jim Burroughs
Brooklyn BridgeKen Burns
Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen CaldicottMary Benjamin, Susanne Simpson og Boyd Estus
El Salvador: Another VietnamGlenn Silber og Tete Vasconcellos


Just Another Missing KidJohn Zaritsky
After the AxeSturla Gunnarsson og Steve Lucas
Ben's MillJohn Karol and Michel Chalufour
In Our WaterMeg Switzgable
A Portrait of GiselleJoseph Wishy


He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'Emile Ardolino
Children of DarknessRichard Kotuk og Ara Chekmayan
First ContactBob Connolly og Robin Anderson
The Profession of ArmsMichael Bryans og Tina Viljoen
Seeing RedJames Klein og Julia Reichert


The Times of Harvey MilkRob Epstein og Richard Schmiechen
High SchoolsCharles Guggenheim og Nancy Sloss
In the Name of the PeopleAlex W. Drehsler og Frank Christopher
MarleneKarel Dirka og Zev Braun
StreetwiseCheryl McCall


Broken RainbowMaria Florio og Victoria Mudd
Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de MayoSusana Blaustein Muñoz og Lourdes Portillo
Soldiers in HidingJaphet Asher
The Statue of LibertyKen Burns og Buddy Squires
Unfinished BusinessSteven Okazaki


Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've GotBrigitte Berman
Down and Out in AmericaJoseph Feury og Milton Justice
Chile: Hasta Cuando?David Bradbury
Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis SingerKirk Simon og Amram Nowak
Witness to ApartheidSharon I. Sopher


The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round TableAviva Slesin
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years/Bridge to Freedom 1965Callie Crossley og James A. DeVinney
Hellfire: A Journey from HiroshimaJohn Junkerman og John W. Dower
Radio BikiniRobert Stone
A Stitch for TimeBarbara Herbich og Cyril Christo


Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus BarbieMarcel Ophüls
The Cry of Reason - Beyers Naudé: An Afrikaner Speaks OutRobert Bilheimer og Ronald Mix
Let's Get LostBruce Weber og Nan Bush
Promises to KeepGinny Durrin
Who Killed Vincent Chin?Renee Tajima-Peña og Christine Choy


Common Threads: Stories from the QuiltRob Epstein og Bill Couturié
Adam Clayton PowellRichard Kilberg og Yvonne Smith
Crack USA: County Under SiegeVince DiPersio og William Guttentag
For All MankindAl Reinert og Betsy Broyles Breier
Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl WarrenJudith Leonard og Bill Jersey




American DreamBarbara Kopple og Arthur Cohn
Berkeley in the SixtiesMark Kitchell
Building BombsMark Mori og Susan Robinson
Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln BrigadeJudith Montell
Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's JourneyRobert Hillmann og Eugene Corr


In the Shadow of the StarsAllie Light og Irving Saraf
Death on the JobVince DiPersio og William Guttentag
Doing Time: Life Inside the Big HouseAlan Raymond og Susan Raymond
The Restless Conscience: Resistance to Hitler Within Germany 1933-1945Hava Kohav Beller
Wild by LawLawrence Hott og Diane Garey


The Panama DeceptionBarbara Trent og David Kasper
Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn HookerDavid Haugland
Fires of KuwaitSally Dundas
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War IIBill Miles og Nina Rosenblum
Music for the Movies: Bernard HerrmannMargaret Smilow og Roma Baran


I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary SchoolSusan Raymond og Alan Raymond
The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. PeterDavid Paperny og Arthur Ginsberg
Children of FateSusan Todd og Andrew Young
For Better or For WorseDavid Collier og Betsy Thompson
The War RoomD. A. Pennebaker og Chris Hegedus


Maya Lin: A Strong Clear VisionFreida Lee Mock
Complaints of a Dutiful DaughterDeborah Hoffmann
D-Day RememberedCharles Guggenheim
Freedom on My MindConnie Field og Marilyn Mulford
A Great Day in HarlemJean Bach


Anne Frank RememberedJon Blair
The Battle Over Citizen KaneThomas Lennon og Michael Epstein
Fiddlefest: Roberta Tzavaras and Her East Harlem Violin ProgramAllan Miller og Walter Scheuer
Hank Aaron: Chasing the DreamMike Tollin og Fredric Golding
Troublesome Creek: A MidwesternJeanne Jordan og Steven Ascher


When We Were KingsLeon Gast og David Sonenberg
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld StorySusan W. Dryfoos
MandelaJo Menell and Angus Gibson
Suzanne Farrell: Elusive MuseAnne Belle and Deborah Dickson
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American PressRick Goldsmith


The Long Way HomeMarvin Hier og Richard Trank
Ayn Rand: A Sense of LifeMichael Paxton
Colors Straight UpMichèle Ohayon og Julia Schachter
4 Little GirlsSpike Lee og Sam Pollard
Waco: The Rules of EngagementDan Gifford og William Gazecki


The Last DaysJames Moll og Ken Lipper
DancemakerMatthew Diamond og Jerry Kupfer
The Farm: Angola, U.S.A.Jonathan Stack og Liz Garbus
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the TruthRobert B. Weide
Regret to InformBarbara Sonneborn og Janet Cole


One Day in SeptemberArthur Cohn og Kevin Macdonald
Buena Vista Social ClubWim Wenders og Ulrich Felsberg
Genghis BluesRoko Belic og Adrian Belic
On the RopesNanette Burstein og Brett Morgen
Speaking in StringsPaola di Florio og Lilibet Foster




Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the KindertransportMark Jonathan Harris og Deborah Oppenheimer
LegacyTod Lending
Long Night's Journey into DayDeborah Hoffmann og Frances Reid
Scottsboro: An American TragedyDaniel Anker og Barak Goodman
Sound and FuryJosh Aronson og Roger Weisberg


Murder on a Sunday MorningJean-Xavier de Lestrade og Denis Poncet
Children UndergroundEdet Belzberg
LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of CottonDeborah Dickson og Susan Frömke
PromisesB.Z. Goldberg og Justine Shapiro
War PhotographerChristian Frei


Bowling for ColumbineMichael Moore og Michael Donovan
Daughter from DanangGail Dolgin og Vicente Franco
Prisoner of ParadiseMalcolm Clarke og Stuart Sender
SpellboundJeffrey Blitz og Sean Welch
Winged MigrationJacques Perrin


The Fog of WarErrol Morris og Michael Williams
BalserosCarlos Bosch og Josep Maria Domenech
Capturing the FriedmansAndrew Jarecki og Marc Smerling
My ArchitectNathaniel Kahn og Susan R. Behr
The Weather UndergroundSam Green og Bill Siegel


Born into BrothelsRoss Kauffman og Zana Briski
The Story of the Weeping CamelByambasuren Davaa og Luigi Falorni
Super Size MeMorgan Spurlock
Tupac: ResurrectionKarolyn Ali og Lauren Lazin
Twist of FaithKirby Dick og Eddie Schmidt


March of the PenguinsLuc Jacquet og Yves Darondeau
Darwin's NightmareHubert Sauper
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the RoomAlex Gibney og Jason Kliot
MurderballHenry Alex Rubin og Dana Adam Shapiro
Street FightMarshall Curry


An Inconvenient TruthDavis Guggenheim
Deliver Us from EvilAmy Berg og Frank Donner
Iraq in FragmentsJames Longley og John Sinno
Jesus CampHeidi Ewing og Rachel Grady
My Country, My CountryJocelyn Glatzer og Laura Poitras


Taxi to the Dark SideAlex Gibney og Eva Orner
No End in SightCharles Ferguson og Audrey Marrs
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime ExperienceRichard Robbins
SickoMichael Moore og Meghan O'Hara
War/DanceSean Fine og Andrea Nix Fine


Man on WireSimon Chinn og James Marsh
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)Ellen Kuras og Thavisouk Phrasavath
Encounters at the End of the WorldWerner Herzog og Henry Kaiser
The GardenScott Hamilton Kennedy
Trouble the WaterCarl Deal og Tia Lessin


The CoveLouie Psihoyos og Fisher Stevens
Burma VJAnders Østergaard og Lise Lense-Møller
Food, Inc.Robert Kenner og Elise Pearlstein
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon PapersJudith Ehrlich og Rick Goldsmith
Which Way HomeRebecca Cammisa




Inside JobCharles H. Ferguson og Audrey Marrs
Exit Through the Gift ShopBanksy og Jaimie D'Cruz
GaslandJosh Fox og Trish Adlesic
RestrepoTim Hetherington og Sebastian Junger
Waste LandLucy Walker og Angus Aynsley


UndefeatedTJ Martin, Dan Lindsay og Richard Middlemas
Hell and Back AgainDanfung Dennis og Mike Lerner
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation FrontMarshall Curry og Sam Cullman
Paradise Lost 3: PurgatoryJoe Berlinger og Bruce Sinofsky
PinaWim Wenders og Gian-Piero Ringel


Searching for Sugar ManMalik Bendjelloul og Simon Chinn
5 Broken CamerasEmad Burnat og Guy Davidi
The GatekeepersDror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky og Estelle Fialon
How to Survive a PlagueDavid France og Howard Gertler
The Invisible WarKirby Dick og Amy Ziering


20 Feet from StardomMorgan Neville, Gil Friesen og Caitrin Rogers
The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer og Signe Byrge Sørensen
Cutie and the BoxerZachary Heinzerling og Lydia Dean Pilcher
Dirty WarsRichard Rowley og Jeremy Scahill
The SquareJehane Noujaim og Karim Amer


CitizenfourLaura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy og Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian MaierJohn Maloof og Charlie Siskel
Last Days in VietnamRory Kennedy og Kevin McAlester
The Salt of the EarthWim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado og David Rosier
VirungaOrlando von Einsiedel og Joanna Natasegara


AmyAsif Kapadia og James Gay-Rees
Cartel LandMatthew Heineman og Tom Yellin
The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer og Signe Byrge Sørensen
What Happened, Miss Simone?Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby og Justin Wilkes
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for FreedomEvgeny Afineevsky og Den Tolmor

(89.) [4]

O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman og Caroline Waterlow
Fire at SeaGianfranco Rosi og Donatella Palermo
I Am Not Your NegroRaoul Peck, Rémi Grellety og Hébert Peck
Life, AnimatedRoger Ross Williams og Julie Goldman
13thAva DuVernay, Spencer Averick og Howard Barish


  1. ^ In 1942, documentary features and short subjects competed together for Best Documentary. Four special awards were bestowed among the 25 nominees.
  2. ^ A preliminary list of eight films were announced as nominees, but the Documentary Award Committee subsequently narrowed the field to five titles included on the final ballot. The films that did not advance were: For God and Country (United States Army Pictorial Service), Silent Village (British Ministry of Information), and We've Come a Long, Long Way (Negro Marches On, Inc.).
  3. ^ Terminus, produced by Edgar Anstey, was announced as a nominee, but the nomination was rescinded after it was discovered the film had been released prior to the eligibility period.
  4. ^ Young Americans, produced by Robert Cohn and Alex Grasshoff, won this award on April 14, 1969. On May 7, 1969, the win and nomination were rescinded after it was discovered the film had been released prior to the eligibility period. First runner-up Journey into Self was named the winner the following day.
  1. ^ "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hentet 4. januar 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hentet 4. januar 2018.
  3. ^ "The 48th Academy Awards". Hentet 29. september 2015.
  4. ^ "Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of Oscar winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. 26. februar 2017. Hentet 8. januar 2018.