89th Oscars Best Animated Short Film, Best Live Action Short Film And Best Documentary Short Nominations Announced


Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy Awards nominations today(January 24).

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Monday, February 13 through Tuesday, February 21.

Below find the list of films nominated in Best Animated Short Film, Best Live Action Short Film and Best Documentary Short categories.

The below list do not follow any order.

Nominations for Best Documentary Short

Film Name Production House Director(s)
“Extremis” (Netflix) An f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures Production Dan Krauss
“4.1 Miles” A University of California, Berkeley Production Daphne Matziaraki
“Joe’s Violin” A Lucky Two Production Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
“Watani: My Homeland” An ITN Production Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
“The White Helmets” (Netflix) A Grain Media and Violet Films Production  Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara


Nominations for Best Animated Short Film

Film Name Production House Director(s)
“Blind Vaysha” A National Film Board of Canada Production Theodore Ushev
“Borrowed Time” A Quorum Films Production Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes” A Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation Production Robert Valley and Cara Speller
“Pearl” A Google Spotlight Stories and Evil Eye Pictures
Patrick Osborne
“Piper” (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer


Nominations for Best Live Action Short Film

Film Name Production House Director(s)
“Ennemis Intérieurs” A Qualia Films Production Sélim Azzazi
“La Femme et le TGV” (Innovative EYE) An arbel Production Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
“Silent Nights” A M & M Production Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
“Sing” A Meteor Filmstudio Production Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy
“Timecode” A Nadir Films Production  Juanjo Giménez


The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

Indie Shorts Mag will be covering the Oscars and will be covering the categories Best Animated Short Film, Best Live Action Short Film and Best Documentary Short.

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