Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)

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Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Currently held by Malcolm Clarke
Nicholas Reed
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013)
Official website www.oscars.org

This is a list of films by year that have received an Oscar together with the other nominations for best documentary short subject. Following the Academy's practice, the year listed for each film is the year of release: the awards are announced and presented early in the following year.

List of winners and nominees[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

Note: A press release issued by AMPAS in 2005 states that "Documentary Short Subject winners Benjy (1951) and Neighbours (1952) are among a group of films that not only competed, but won Academy Awards in what were clearly inappropriate categories. Benjy, directed by Fred Zinnemann and narrated by Henry Fonda, is the fictional tale of a crippled boy. The film was used as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital. ... Norman McLaren's Neighbours, which today would compete in the Animated Short category, used "pixilation" – animation using living people - to create an allegory of war." [2]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "1942 (15th Academy Awards)". Academy Awards Database. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  2. ^ ""Oscar's Docs" Resumes with Nature Documentaries". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2008-11-26. [dead link]