Pedro Almodóvar, Wes Anderson and Disney Films Make the Live Action and Animated Short Oscars Shortlists

15 films made the cut in each category for the 96th Academy Awards


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has revealed the shortlisted films in contention for the Best Live Action Short and Best Animated Short Oscar categories for the 2024 Oscars.

15 films advance in the Best Live Action Short Film category, including Pedro Almodovar’s “Strange Way of Life” starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal and Wes Anderson’s Roald Dahl adaptation for Netflix “The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar.” David Oyelowo’s “The After,” the Ben Whishaw-fronted “Good Boy” and the John Travolta-starring “The Shepherd” also made the cut.

For the first time, Academy members from all branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must have met a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.


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