The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 87th Academy Awards? has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar? nominations.

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Voters from the Academy?s Documentary Branch viewed this year?s 58 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

?Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,? Perry Films
?Joanna,? Wajda Studio
?Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace,? Show of Force
?The Lion?s Mouth Opens,? Tree Tree Tree
?One Child,? New York University
?Our Curse,? Warsaw Film School
?The Reaper (La Parka),? Centro de Capacitaci?n Cinematogr?fica
?White Earth,? Weary Traveler

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy?s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars? will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre? at Hollywood & Highland Center? in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. ?The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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