Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2012)

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts



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Three theatrical programmes will give audiences around the country an opportunity to watch the nominated shorts in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary categories prior to the 83rd Academy Awards (R) ceremony on February 27th. This year will mark the inaugural theatrical outing for the nominated Documentary shorts. The Oscar (R) Nominated Short Films has become a key fixture of the awards season. Last year the release exceeded the million-dollar mark at the US box office, charting a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy, Special Interest
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Box Office: $1.7M
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Critic Reviews for Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

Where feature films conform to the three-act structure of drama, movie short subjects are more like short stories.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Peter McDonald's "Pentecost'' is the standout here...

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

All but the most ardent 'toon fans are advised to skip the Animated program, which this year traffics in nothing but Pixarish whimsy .

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Here's what's in the running - and which are my favorites.

Full Review… | February 23, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Gone are the days of "selected shorts" on movie bills, but thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The nondocumentary live-action shorts are the weakest (of the oscar shorts series), most of them exercises in genre and attitude without much to say or show beyond an attempt at virtuosity or emotional impact.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts


A pretty good fix of shorts that spanned the range of comedy and drama. Thought Raju was the best but of course Oscar-baity The Shore won the Oscar.

Matt Spencer

Super Reviewer


My favorite one of the bunch was Raju, but all of them were enjoyable to an extent. I thought the one that won the Oscar, The Shore, was one of the weaker ones, even though it features Ciaran Hinds, whom I really like as an actor.

Barrett L

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