“3 1/2 Minutes” Advances Toward Oscar Nomination

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its “shortlist” of 2016 Academy Awards nominees for Best Documentary and “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets” advanced toward a nomination. The critically acclaimed film about the last three and a half minutes in the life of Florida teenager Jordan Davis becomes one of fifteen semi-finalists (out of 124 film entries submitted) in the category. Now, five of the fifteen will ultimately be the final nominees.

Davis was killed after an angry exchange of words on the day after Thanksgiving in 2012, in a case in which his killer, Michael Dunn claimed was self-defense under Florida’s “stand your ground” law. The film, which has made the rounds at several film festivals & screenings, had its television premiere as an HBO documentary on November 23rd, the third anniversary of the incident (WATCH THE TRAILER).

3 1/2 Minutes Official Movie Poster
3 1/2 Minutes Official Movie Poster

Several other film candidates have gained good reviews and widespread support. They include “He Named Me Malala”, a story about the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai (a leading advocate for children’s rights); and “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”, about the 93-day revolutionary protest occupation of Kiev’s central square.

The final nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The 88th Academy Awards Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre®.

Here’s a schedule of “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets” upcoming air dates/HBO stations for this month:

Thursday, December 3, 10:15PM CT – HBO2 EAST
Friday, December 4, 1:15AM CT – HBO2 WEST
Sunday, December 6, 11:20AM CT – HBO EAST
Sunday, December 6, 11:20AM CT – HBO LATINO EAST
Sunday, December 6, 2:20PM CT – HBO WEST
Sunday, December 6, 2:20PM CT – HBO LATINO WEST
Monday, December 7, 5:20PM CT – HBO SIGNATURE EAST
Monday, December 7, 8:20PM CT – HBO SIGNATURE WEST
Wednesday, December 9, 3:00PM CT – HBO EAST
Wednesday, December 9, 3:00PM CT – HBO LATINO EAST
Wednesday, December 9, 6:00PM CT – HBO WEST
Wednesday, December 9, 6:00PM CT – HBO LATINO WEST
Friday, December 11, 9:50AM CT – HBO SIGNATURE EAST
Friday, December 11, 12:50PM CT – HBO SIGNATURE WEST
Sunday, December 13, 9:45AM CT – HBO2 EAST
Sunday, December 13, 12:45PM CT – HBO2 WEST
Tuesday, December 15, 11:25AM CT – HBO SIGNATURE EAST
Tuesday, December 15, 2:25PM CT – HBO SIGNATURE WEST
Thursday, December 17, 12:15PM CT – HBO EAST
Thursday, December 17, 12:15PM CT – HBO LATINO EAST
Thursday, December 17, 3:15PM CT – HBO WEST
Thursday, December 17, 3:15PM CT – HBO LATINO WEST
Monday, December 21, 11:50PM CT – HBO SIGNATURE EAST
Tuesday, December 22, 2:50AM CT – HBO SIGNATURE WEST

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