Oscars 2020: Nominations For Short Films & Documentaries Announced

Actor-producer John Cho and producer-actress-writer Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars® nominations today (January 13), live from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening later this year.

Cho and Rae announced the nominees in 8 categories at 5:18 a.m. PT, and the remaining 16 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT from the shortlisted films which were announced earlier.

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 International Feature 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 Thursday, January 30, through Tuesday, February 4.

Below find the nominations for Best live action short film, Best animated short film & Best documentary short subject.

Best live action short film

  • “Brotherhood” by Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
  • “Nefta Football Club” by Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
  • “The Neighbors’ Window” by Marshall Curry
  • “Saria” by Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
  • “A Sister” by Delphine Girard

Best animated short film

  • “Dcera (Daughter)” by Daria Kashcheeva
  • “Hair Love” by Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
  • “Kitbull” by Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
  • “Memorable” by Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre
  • “Sister” by Siqi Song

Best documentary short subject

  • “In the Absence” by Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
  • “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” by Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
  • “Life Overtakes Me” by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
  • “St. Louis Superman” by Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
  • “Walk Run Cha-Cha” by Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. “Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet” will air at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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