Thursday, January 15, 2015

”Finding Vivian Maier” was Nominated for an Academy Award

The 87th annual Academy Award nominations for documentary feature have been announced Thursday morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The nominees are: “CitizenFour,” ”Finding Vivian Maier,” ”Last Days in Vietnam,” ”The Salt of the Earth” and “Virunga.”

Throughout her life, photographer Vivian Maier worked as a nanny and kept her photographs hidden from the world. After acquiring thousands of her negatives in an auction, John Maloof set out to discover more about the enigmatic woman whose affinity for outsiders and the disenfranchised is reflected in her work. These are the first Academy Award nominations for John Maloof and Charlie Siskel.

The Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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