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Oscars 2012, The Winners!

News / February 27, 2012

The winners have been announced, and if you didn’t catch the 2 hour broadcast yesterday, here are the short film winners. There weren’t many surprises. Our Oscar Poll showed the winners of animation (59%) and documentary (81%) as your clear favorites with the winning live-action short  in a close race (24%). What do you think—did the Academy get it right?

Take note filmmakers, the winning animated short—the lovable, Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore—premiered online over a month ago. So releasing your film online after it’s qualified doesn’t seem to put a dent in your chances. Times have changed.

Animated Short Winner
Fantasy about Inspiration in 3D Animation
The Oscar-nominated film + app about a man's magical love for books that put the beloved Moonbot Studios on the map. *UPDATE: The filmmakers have removed the free version, but you can purchase the film on iTunes for $1.99
Live-Action Short Winner

The Shore

 

The Shore (Terry George and Oorlagh George)

Documentary Short Winner

Saving Face

 

Saving Face (Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)

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Andrew makes no attempt to hide his love for the magic art of animation. He appreciates compelling visuals but never forgets that in this modern age, a strong story always reigns supreme. You can see his work at andrewsallen.com or his latest film The Thomas Beale Cipher.
  • Kikirini

    I wish Magnolia/Landmark would release the docs as a big-screen set, in addition to the live-action and animated shorts.  I’ve enjoyed seeing the shorts on the big screen the past few years…..

  • Kikirini

    I wish Magnolia/Landmark would release the docs as a big-screen set, in addition to the live-action and animated shorts.  I’ve enjoyed seeing the shorts on the big screen the past few years…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    Yeah, i wish so too. As is it your best bet is getting HBO. They just announced that the winner, SAVING FACE will premiere in the next month or two, and they have showed stuff from Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker in the past. 

  • Ahmet Dursun

    How can i find the full version of the shore? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondhi Jason Sondhi

    All the Oscar nominees are for sale in the US iTunes store. Can anyone confirm that they are in other countries iTune’s stores? Either way, let’s respect the filmmakers and rights holders and not link to illegal copies though they are out there…

  • Jacob Halford

    They are available in the UK iTunes at the very least. 

  • mehernoshkapadia

    How does one enter the competition ?
    May I please know the website?

  • http://comcastservices.blogtrue.com/article/10232244/Movies-Get-Nonstop-In-Comcast Rita Dawson

    They really deserve the award. “The Fantastic Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” – directed by William Joyce is one of my favorites and the story along with the visuals are very well crafted. Its no wonder that “The Fantastic Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the Oscar.