The 2013 Academy Awards

Film
7:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

From Maggie Simpson To Afghanistan: The 2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts

Deceptive hand grenade in Oscar-nominated animated film "Fresh Guacamole"
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For several years, a compilation of Oscar-nominated short films - in animation, live action, and documentary - has opened in theaters across the globe , making those categories on Academy Award night not as foreign or inaccessible as they used to be. This season's entries again include a variety of styles,  themes and locations, ranging from the Ayn Rand School for Tots where the perpetually silent Maggie Simpson is dropped off at The Longest Daycare to Buzkashi Boys and the cacophonous streets of Kabul.

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