O.J. Simpson, center, appears at the Buffalo International Airport in 1980 with his son, Jason, left, and father Jimmy Lee in Buffalo, N.Y. A documentary about Simpson, "O.J.: Made in America," has been nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary despite its largely made-for-television status. <br>ESPN Films/AP

ESPN’s ‘O.J.: Made in America’ was nominated for a best documentary Oscar, and yes, that’s allowed

The five-part “O.J.: Made in America” documentary aired last summer on ABC and ESPN — and now it’s up for an Academy Award.