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Academy Award for Animated Short Film

Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Currently held by John Kahrs,
Paperman (2012)
Official website

The Academy Award for Animated Short Film is an award which has been given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards every year since the 5th Academy Awards, covering the year 1931-32, to the present.

This category was known as "Short Subjects, Cartoons" from 1932 until 1970, and as "Short Subjects, Animated Films" from 1971 to 1973. The present title began with the 1974 awards. In the listings below, the title shown in boldface was the winner of the award, followed by the other nominees for that year. This category is notable for giving Walt Disney 12 of his 22 Academy Awards, including a posthumous 1968 award, and also 10 of the first 11 awards awarded in the category. Only American films were nominated for the award until 1952.

Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies and MGM's Tom and Jerry were the category's most lauded animated series, both winning seven Oscars. Among foreign studios, the National Film Board of Canada has the most wins in this category, with six Oscars. The biggest showing from Britain in this category is Nick Park's Wallace and Gromit with two wins so far.

Awards were presented to the shorts' producers during the first five decades of the award's existence. Current Academy rules call for the award to be presented to "the individual person most directly responsible for the concept and the creative execution of the film. In the event that more than one individual has been directly and importantly involved in creative decisions, a second statuette may be awarded."[1] The Academy defines short as being "not more than 40 minutes, including all credits."[2]


As Short Subjects (Cartoons)





  • 1970 (43rd) Is It Always Right to Be Right? - Stephen Bosustow Prods., Schoenfeld Films - Nick Bosustow
    • The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two - Haboush Company, Goldstone Films - Robert Mitchell and Dale Case
    • The Shepherd - Cameron Guess and Associates, Brandon Films - Cameron Guess

Name of award changed to Short Subjects (Animated Films)

Name of award changed to Short Films (Animated Films)





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