Of the 89 documentary films eligible for Oscar consideration this year, 15 have been selected for a short list of potential nominees.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 15 titles Wednesday. But some of the year's most popular documentary features were overlooked, including Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story." The R-rated film was praised by critics and earned more than $14 million at the box office.
Also omitted from consideration are "Tyson," "It Might Get Loud" and "The September Issue."
Among the documentaries still in the running for academy recognition are "Facing Ali," "Food, Inc." and "Garbage Dreams."
Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards will be announced Feb. 2, 2010. The awards will be presented March 7.