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Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject

Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Currently held by Sean Fine
Andrea Nix Fine
Inocente (2012)
Official website

This is a list of films by year that have received an Oscar together with the other nominations for best documentary short subject. Following the Academy's practice, the year listed for each film is the year of release: the awards are announced and presented early in the following year.

List of winners and nominees



Note: A press release issued by AMPAS in 2005 states that "Documentary Short Subject winners Benjy (1951) and Neighbours (1952) are among a group of films that not only competed, but won Academy Awards in what were clearly inappropriate categories. Benjy, directed by Fred Zinnemann and narrated by Henry Fonda, is the fictional tale of a crippled boy. The film was used as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital. ... Norman McLaren's Neighbours, which today would compete in the Animated Short category, used "pixilation" – animation using living people - to create an allegory of war." [2]







  • 2010 - Strangers No More – Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
    • Killing in the Name – Jed Rothstein
    • Poster Girl – Sara Nesson
    • Sun Come Up – Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
    • The Warriors of Qiugang – Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
  • 2011 - Saving Face – Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
    • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement – Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
    • God Is the Bigger Elvis – Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
    • Incident in New Baghdad – James Spione
    • The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom – Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
  • 2012 - InocenteSean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
    • Kings Point – Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
    • Mondays at RacineCynthia Wade and Robin Honan
    • Open Heart – Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
    • RedemptionJon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill


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