The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced shortlists for Oscar gold on Monday.

Some heavy hitters were left off the list, including Michael Moore who's Fahrenheit 11/9 documentary won't be up for Oscar, neither will Rashida Jones' doc about her father Quincy Jones, aptly titled Quincy. Amazing Grace, a documentary about the recently departed Aretha Franklin didn't make the cut either

You know what did? Minding The Gap. The Rockford based documentary is practically a shoo-in for a Best Documentary nomination as Bing Liu's critically acclaimed film made it on the Academy's shortlist.

The Academy will make the official announcement for all nominees on Tuesday, January 22.

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