2015 Academy Awards Include Newsy Nominations

By Mark Joyella 

The Academy Award nominations were revealed in Los Angeles this morning, and TV news featured in at least two of the nominations. Dan Gilroy picked up a nomination for Original Screenplay for the film “Nightcrawler,” the Jake Gyllenhaal film about an overnight TV news stringer selling ever more lurid crime video to a Los Angeles television station.

Laura Poitras‘ documentary on Edward Snowden, “Citizenfour”, was nominated in the Documentary Feature category, where it is considered a very strong contender. The story, which follows Snowden’s involvement with journalist Glenn Greenwald, led to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting by The Washington Post and The Guardian.

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