The Academy Awards nominations were announced today and: This surprised me a bit. Moore decided back in the fall not to submit the movie for the documentary category because the Academy rules forbid the airing of a documentary on television within nine months of its theatrical release -- and he was working to make that happen (i.e. get the movie shown on TV). I'm not sure which other categories it might have been eligible for, but expected him to get some kind of nod from the Academy (maybe best director?) The movie did win best picture in the recent People's Choice awards.