David Sington‘s In the Shadow of the Moon (which Ron Howard lent his name to as a “present”-ing exec producer) is one of the most stirring “heart” docs I’ve seen all year. It’s a shame it didn’t make the short list of Best Feature Docs.

Congrats, though, to the ones that did: Autism: The Musical (dir: Tricia Regan), Body of War (dirs: Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro); For The Bible Tells Me So (dir: Daniel G. Karslake), Lake of Fire (dir: Tony Kaye), Nanking (dirs: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman); No End in Sight (dir: Charles Ferguson), Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (dir: Richard Robbins), Please Vote For Me (dir: Wejun Chen); The Price of Sugar, (dir: Bill Haney); A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (dir: Peter Raymont); The Rape of Europa (dirs: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen), Sicko (dir: Michael Moore); Taxi to the Dark Side (dir: Alex Gibney), War/Dance (dirs: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine), White Light/Black Rain (dir: Steven Okazaki).

The final five nominees will be announced on 1.22.08.