Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)

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Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded1941
Most recent winnerAlice Doyard
Anthony Giacchino
Colette (2020)

This is a list of movies by year that they received an Oscar. Also listed are the other nominations for best documentary short subject.

List of winners and nominees[change | change source]

1940s[change | change source]

1950s[change | change source]

Note: A press release by AMPAS in 2005 says 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."

1960s[change | change source]

1970s[change | change source]

1980s[change | change source]

1990s[change | change source]

2000s[change | change source]

2010s[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "1942 (15th Academy Awards)". Academy Awards Database. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 January 2010.