Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

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Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Currently held by Matt Kirkby
James Lucas
The Phone Call (2014)
Official website

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 short films. The winning film is listed first, with the other nominated films for that year/category below.










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  2. ^ "Nominees for the 85th Academy Awards". Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
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