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 NameProduction HouseDirector(s)
“Extremis” (Netflix)An f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures ProductionDan Krauss
“4.1 Miles”A University of California, Berkeley ProductionDaphne Matziaraki
“Joe’s Violin”A Lucky Two ProductionKahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
“Watani: My Homeland”An ITN ProductionMarcel 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 NameProduction HouseDirector(s)
“Blind Vaysha”A National Film Board of Canada ProductionTheodore Ushev
“Borrowed Time”A Quorum Films ProductionAndrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”A Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation ProductionRobert Valley and Cara Speller
“Pearl”A Google Spotlight Stories and Evil Eye Pictures
Patrick Osborne
“Piper” (Walt Disney)A Pixar Animation Studios ProductionAlan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer


Nominations for Best Live Action Short Film

Film NameProduction HouseDirector(s)
“Ennemis Intérieurs”A Qualia Films ProductionSélim Azzazi
“La Femme et le TGV” (Innovative EYE)An arbel ProductionTimo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
“Silent Nights”A M & M ProductionAske Bang and Kim Magnusson
“Sing”A Meteor Filmstudio ProductionKristof 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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