Ron Howard and daughter Bryce among 11 finalists for live action short Oscar
Will star wattage win out in the category as it has in the past?
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The Academy has announced that 11 films will advance in the race for Best Live Action Short Film at the 85th annual Academy Awards. A tie in the balloting resulted in 11 films as opposed to the usual 10. The press release notes that 125 films had originally qualified in the category.
Check out the full list of films below.
"A Fábrica (The Factory)"
Aly Muriiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual)
Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man)
Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project)
Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic Pictures)
"Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)"
Tom Van Avermaet, director, and Ellen De Waele, producer (Serendipity Films)
Yan England, director (Yan England)
Goran Kapetanovic, director (Hepp Film AB)
"The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars"
Silvia Bizio and Paola Porrini Bisson, producers (Oh! Pen LLC)
Anders Waither, director, and Tigi Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions A/S)
Nicholas Greene, director, and Julie Beck, producer (Nicholas Green)
The five nominees will be revealed on Thursday, January 10 as part of the annual Oscar nominations announcement.
Last year's winner in the category was Terry George's "The Shore."