The Academy Awards® ceremony honors some of the best movies on the planet.

On March 25, famous presenters in custom-designed evening wear awarded Oscars® to well-known directors, actors and supporting creators. Among the awards recipients were filmmakers who worked long and hard to create documentary films about real people and the lives they lead in our increasingly complex world.

This year's nominees presented a richly-textured look at our lives and world, concentrating on the struggles of people to survive in a world of unequal opportunities and often mind-boggling prejudice.

View information and clips from some of this year's nominees and winners, and find out more about DocuDay, a screening of the films put on by the International Documentary Association in Los Angeles on March 24.

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