Oscars: 10 Live-Action Short Films Advance in Race
The five nominees in the category will be announced January 23.
Ten live-action short films have been selected to advance in the contest for best live-action short Oscar. The films on the shortlist were chosen by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s short films and feature animation branch, which reviewed all eligible entries.
Members of the branch will now choose five nominees, which will be announced Jan. 23 when the full list of nominees for the 90th Academy Awards is unveiled.
The 10 films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are below.
DeKalb Elementary, Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA)
The Eleven O’Clock, Derin Seale, director (FINCH)
Facing Mecca, Jan-Eric Mack, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion)
Icebox, Daniel Sawka, director, and Camille Cornuel, producer (Iceboxthefilmco)
Lost Face, Sean Meehan, director, and Sam McGarry, producer (Soma Films)
My Nephew Emmett, Kevin Wilson, Jr., director (NYU)
Rise of a Star, James Bort, director, and Boris Mendza, producer (Fulldawa Films)
The Silent Child, Chris Overton, director, and Rachel Shenton, writer (Slick Films)
Watu Wote/All of Us, Katja Benrath, director (Hamburg Media School)
Witnesses, David Koch, director (Lux for Film, Diez Films and Paradoxal)
The 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
“Cradle,” Devon Manney, director (University of Southern California)
“Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, director, and Kobe Bryant, writer (Glen Keane Productions)
“Fox and the Whale,” Robin Joseph, director (Robin Joseph)
“Garden Party,” Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, directors (MOPA)
“In a Heartbeat,” Esteban Bravo and Beth David, directors (Ringling College of Art and Design)
“Life Smartphone,” Chenglin Xie, director (China Central Academy of Fine Arts)
“Lost Property Office,” Daniel Agdag, director, and Liz Kearney, producer (8th in Line)
“Lou,” Dave Mullins, director, and Dana Murray, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
“Negative Space,” Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, directors (Ikki Films)
“Revolting Rhymes,” Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting.
Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in January. Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.