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Oscars: Live Action Short – Is It Finally Time for Wes Anderson to Win an Academy Award?

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2023 Oscars Predictions:
Best Live Action Short

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The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10.


And the Nominees Are:


  1. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” (Netflix)
    Wes Anderson and Steven Rales

  2. The After” (Netflix)
    Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham

  3. Red, White and Blue” (Distributor to be added)
    Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane

  4. Knight of Fortune” (Jalabert Production)
    Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron

  5. Invincible” (H264 Distribution)
    Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron


All Eligible Titles (Alphabetized) **


  • “The After”

  • “The Anne Frank Gift Shop”

  • “An Avocado Pit”

  • “Bienvenidos a Los Angeles”

  • “Dead Cat”

  • “Good Boy”

  • “Invincible”

  • “Invisible Border”

  • “Knight of Fortune”

  • “The One Note Man”

  • “Red, White and Blue”

  • “The Shepherd”

  • “Strange Way of Life”

  • “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

  • “Yellow”

2022 category winner: “An Irish Goodbye” — Tom Berkeley and Ross White

Oscars Predictions Categories

BEST PICTURE | DIRECTOR | BEST ACTOR | BEST ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE | PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT

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The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the nearly 10,000-person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

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