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Polley on short list for best doc Oscar nod

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NEW YORK -- An intimate family tale by Canada's Sarah Polley has made the short list for a best documentary Oscar nomination.

Stories We Tell, produced by National Film Board of Canada, delved into a long-held family secret in the Polley clan regarding the actress-turned-director's true parentage.

Documentary branch members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will now choose five nominees from the pool of 15.

Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 16. The 86th Academy Awards ceremony is March 2.

Polley was previously nominated for a best adapted screenplay for the 2006 drama, Away From Her.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 4, 2013 D2

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