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Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974. For the three preceding years it was known as "Short Subjects, Live Action Films". The term "Short Subjects, Live Action Subjects" was used from 1957 until 1970. From 1936 until 1956 there were two separate awards, "Best Short Subject, One-reel" and "Best Short Subject, Two-reel". These categories referred to the running time of the short: a reel of film, in this context, being 1000 feet or less, or about 11 minutes. A third category "Best Short Subject, color" was used only for 1936 and 1937. From the initiation of short subject awards for 1932 until 1935 the terms were "Best Short Subject, comedy" and "Best Short Subject, novelty". Below is a list of Oscar-winning short films. The winning film is listed first, with the other nominated films for that year/category below.

Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded 1931
Currently held by Kristóf Deák
Anna Udvardy
Sing (2016)












For this Academy Award category, the following superlatives emerge:[5]

  • Most awards: Walt Disney6 awards (resulting from 12 nominations)
  • Most nominations: Gordon Hollingshead20 nominations (resulting in 5 awards)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hallvar Witzø was announced as a nominee for Tuba Atlantic, but the nomination was rescinded when the Academy learned it was ineligible after airing on Norwegian television two years earlier. No replacement nominee was named.


  1. ^ "Ballet Robotique" (PDF). BRC Imagination Arts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-19. 
  2. ^ Miller, Julie (January 30, 2014). "Controversial Oscar Nomination Revoked by Academy". Vanity Fair. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Nominees for the 85th Academy Awards". Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  5. ^ Academy Award Statistics Archived 2009-03-01 at the Wayback Machine.