Music Docs About Jon Batiste, Joan Baez, Little Richard & More Eligible for 2024 Best Documentary Feature Film Oscar

167 movies total, including at least 16 music documentaries, are up for Oscar consideration in the documentary feature picture category in 2024. 

Films chronicling the lives of a variety of musicians, including Joan Baez, Little Richard,

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Thelonious Monk, Jon Batiste, Carlos Santana, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, and Blood, Sweat & Tears, are among them.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' documentary branch members will cast their votes to choose the category's shortlist and, 

ultimately, the candidates. Thursday, December 21st, will see the announcement of the 15-film shortlist.

The Academy points out that in order to proceed in the voting process

 some of the eligible films in this category must meet all other qualifying requirements in addition to having completed their mandatory qualifying release.

Documentary feature films are eligible to compete for Academy Awards in other categories, 

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