ICARUS Officially Nominated for Academy Award

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ICARUS, the documentary by Bryan Fogel that shed light on Russia’s institutionalized doping scandal, has officially been nominated for an Academy Award:

Earlier in January, the film was one of 15 to advance to the voting round of the Academy’s “Best Documentary” category. 170 films were originally submitted. Now, five of the fifteen have officially been nominated. The film will be up against Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Faces Places, Last Men in Aleppo and Strong Island.

Swimming World reviewed ICARUS in 2017, and the film is available to view on Netflix. A trailer for the film is available below.

The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, will be presented Sunday, March 4, in Hollywood. A complete list of nominees can be found here.

Oscars.org and @TheAcademy contributed to this report. 



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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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