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List Rules Vote up the best short films to have won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film

What is best oscar-winning short film? This list has every film that has won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film including titles such as “The Music Box,” “Visas and Virtue,” “The Accountant,” and “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.” The award has officially been called this since 1974, but this list includes all previous live action short film winners, stretching back to 1932 when the first short films were honored.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. The best of these movies each year are bestowed with an Academy Award nomination, and those that are truly the best take home the Oscar. Short films are often the most thought provoking as they tell a story so succinctly, and can spend what time they have focusing on one main theme.

These best Oscar-winning short films provide the kind of emotional connection that filmmakers hope people seek in entertainment. They are moving, saddening, or comical. They provide the type of entertainment that is groundbreaking in their amazing yet short Vote up the best Academy Award-winning short films below.

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Curfew Fátima Ptacek, Shawn Christensen, Kim Allen

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The Music Box Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sam Lufkin

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God of Love Luke Matheny, Elizabeth Olin, David Ross

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Pierre Danny, Stéphane Fey, Roger Jacquet

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The Accountant Walton Goggins, Ray McKinnon

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Toyland Matthias Paul, Torsten Michaelis, Julia Jäger

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Six Shooter Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy

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Van Gogh Claude Dauphin

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How to Sleep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films
How to Sleep Robert Benchley

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Krakatoa Graham McNamee

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Speaking of Animals and Their ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films

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The Top Beers from Canada The Best Songs About Daniels

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Declaration of Independence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films
Declaration of Independence John Litel, Rosella Towne

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Black Rider Andrea Katzenberger, Stefan Merki, Paul Outlaw

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The Public Pays is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films
The Public Pays Richard Alexander, Barbara Bedford

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Sons of Liberty Claude Rains, Gale Sondergaard

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Of Pups and Puzzles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films
Of Pups and Puzzles Eddy Chandler

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Violet Didi Conn, Tom McGowan, Rodney Saulsberry

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Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life Richard E. Grant, Ken Stott, Phyllis Logan

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A Boy and His Dog Harry Davenport

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Heavenly Music Eric Blore

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City of Wax Gayne Whitman

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Who's Who in Animal Land is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films
Who's Who in Animal Land Ken Carpenter

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A Time Out of War Corey Allen, Barry Atwater

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Teenage Father Suzanne Crough

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Busy Little Bears is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films
Busy Little Bears Joe Laurie, Jr.

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Give Me Liberty John Litel

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One-Eyed Men Are Kings Paul Préboist, Lyne Chardonnet, Marie Marc

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The Wetback Hound is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films

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So This Is Harris! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oscar-Winning Short Films
So This Is Harris! Phil Harris, Walter Catlett

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Trevor Ellen DeGeneres, Randy Stone, Brett Barsky

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Election Night Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro

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Work Experience Kathy Burke, Lenny Henry, John Normington

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The Bolero Zubin Mehta