Short pics make Oscar short lists

Field narrows to 10 each

Twenty short films — 10 animated and 10 live action– have qualified for Oscar consideration.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the list Wednesday.

Three to five nominees will be selected from each division and will be announced — along with noms in the 23 other Oscar film categories — at 5:30 a.m. Feb. 15.

The 10 animated shorts under Academy scrutiny are: “Humdrum,” “The Indescribable Nth,” “Monsieur Pett,” “My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts,” “The Old Man and the Sea,” “The Phox, the Box and the Lox,” “Silence,” “Three Misses,” “Village of Idiots” and “When the Day Breaks.”

The 10 live-action shorts that have secured Oscar consideration are: “Bror, Min Bror” (Teis and Nico), “Cirque du Soleil — Journey of Man,” “The Dance of Shiva,” “John,” “Killing Joe,” “Kleingeld” (Small Change), “Major and Minor Miracles,” “Mutual Love Life,” “My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York” and “The Witness.”

The 72nd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC March 26 from the Shrine Auditorium.

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