The nominated Live Action Shorts:
AT NIGHT; Denmark, Oscar Nominees: Christian E. Christiansen & Louise Vesth.
Drama, 40 minutes, Danish w/ English subtitles
Three young women share their problems while spending the holidays in a hospital cancer ward.
IL SUPPLENTE (THE SUBSTITUTE); Italy, Oscar Nominee: Andrea Jublin.
Comedy, 17 minutes, Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of an unusual newcomer galvanizes the students in a high school classroom.
LE MOZART DES PICKPOCKETS (THE MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS); France, Oscar Nominee: Philippe Pollet-Villard
Comedy, 31 minutes, French w/ English subtitles
A pair of unlucky thieves find their fortunes have changed when they take in a deaf homeless boy.
TANGHI ARGENTINI; Belgium, Oscar Nominees: Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans
Comedy, 13 minutes, French w/ English subtitles
A man who must learn to dance the tango in two weeks asks an office colleague for help.
THE TONTO WOMAN; United Kingdom, Oscar Nominees: Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown
Drama, 36 minutes, English
A cattle rustler meets a woman who is living in isolation after being held prisoner for eleven years by the Mojave Indians.
The nominated Animated Shorts:
I MET THE WALRUS; Canada, Oscar Nominee: Josh Raskin
5 minutes, English, 2D Animation, Documentary
In 1969, fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room with his tape recorder and persuaded him to do an interview.
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI; Canada, Oscar Nominees: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski
17 minutes, Silent, Claymation/CGI, Drama
A timid woman boards a mysterious night train and has a series of frightening experiences.
MEME LES PIGEONS VONT AU PARADIS (EVEN PIGEONS GO TO HEAVEN); France, Oscar Nominees: Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse
9 minutes, French w/ English subtitles, CGI
A priest tries to sell an old man a machine that he promises will transport him to heaven.
MY LOVE (MOYA LYUBOV); Russia, Oscar Nominee: Alexander Petrov
27 minutes, Russian with English subtitles, Drama
In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women.
PETER & THE WOLF; United Kingdom & Poland, Oscar Nominees: Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman
27 minutes, Silent, Drama
A young boy and his animal friends face a hungry wolf in Prokofiev's classic musical piece.