Less than an hour after it announced the Oscar shortlist for animated short films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is out with its live-action list. Ten films are in the running for nominations in the Live Action Short trophy. They are:
Bon Voyage, Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction)
Ennemis Intérieurs, Sélim Azzazi, director (Qualia Films)
Graffiti, Lluis Quilez, director (Participant Media, Euphoria Productions and Ainur Films)
La Femme et le TGV, Timo von Gunten, director (arbel gmbh)
Nocturne in Black, Jimmy Keyrouz, director (Columbia University)
The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf and the Boy, Oualid Mouaness, director (Tricycle Logic)
Silent Nights, Aske Bang, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions)
Sing (Mindenki), Kristof Deák, director (Meteor Filmstudio)
Timecode, Juanjo Giménez, director (Nadir Films)
The Way of Tea (Les Frémissements du Thé), Marc Fouchard, director, and Matthieu Devillers, producer (Existenz, BlackBox and P904)
Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will select five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held next month in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco.
Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 24, and the trophy ceremony is set for for February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.