February 3, 2007
New Yorkers will have two chances to see all ten of this year’s Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.

The Oscar PR department has announced in a press release that their annual Shorts! program will be presented on Saturday, February 17, at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.

The screenings will be hosted by Robert Osborne, Hollywood Reporter columnist, host of Turner Classic Movies and official biographer of the Academy Awards. The 2006 Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film nominees are:

Short Film (Animated)
The Danish Poet, Torill Kove, director
Lifted, Gary Rydstrom, director
The Little Matchgirl, Roger Allers, director; Don Hahn, producer
Maestro, Geza M. Toth, director
No Time for Nuts, Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier, directors

Short Film (Live Action)
Binta and the Great Idea, Javier Fesser, director; Luis Manso, producer
Eramos Pocos, Borja Cobeaga, director
Helmer & Son, Soren Pilmark, director; Kim Magnusson, executive producer
The Saviour, Peter Templeman, director; Stuart Parkyn, producer
West Bank Story, Ari Sandel, director

Tickets for Shorts! are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. All seating is unreserved. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-888-778-7575. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased the day of the screenings. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The Academy Theater is located at 111 East 59th Street in New York City.

The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. If you don't yet happen to have tickets to the big event, you will of course be able to catch it live on ABC TV like the rest of us.

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