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A scene from the movie "The Gruffalo," nominated for an Oscar in the animated short film category.  (AP)
A scene from the movie "The Gruffalo," nominated for an Oscar in the animated short film category. (AP)

When you see watch the Oscars, do you ever wonder why you've never heard of any of the nominees for best short films? Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr has seen them all, and tells us which to watch, and why.


Short Film Nominees


Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
  • “Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
  • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
  • “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
  • “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
  • “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • “Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
  • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “The Confession” Tanel Toom
  • “The Crush” Michael Creagh
  • “God of Love” Luke Matheny
  • “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
  • “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

This program aired on February 18, 2011.

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