Ten live-action shorts are under consideration for an Oscar nomination, winnowed down from 141 eligible entries, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The short-films/feature-animation branch members will select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.
The 10 are listed in alphabetical order by title, and the list includes their directors and production companies.
“Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis Films)
“Baghdad Messi,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Kobe Van Steenberghe, producer (a team productions)
“Boogaloo and Graham,” Michael Lennox, director, and Ronan Blaney, writer (Out of Orbit)
“Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak),” Hu Wei, director, and Julien Féret, producer (AMA Productions)
“Carry On,” Yatao Li, director (Rochester Institute of Technology)
“My Father’s Truck,” Maurício Osaki, director (Lupi Filmes)
“Parvaneh,” Talkhon Hamzavi, director, and Stefan Eichenberger, producer (Zurich University of Arts)
“The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)
“SLR,” Stephen Fingleton, director, and Matthew James Wilkinson, producer (Stigma Films)
“Summer Vacation (Chofesh Gadol),” Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, directors (GREENproductions)
The Academy’s short-films/feature-animation branch reviewing committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in Los Angeles.
The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The Oscars will be held on Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland and televised live by the ABC.