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Oscar Short Film Nominees 2012: What Are They About?

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For a subject like short films, brevity is the key. So here's everything you need to know in a nutshell: the Short Film Oscars are broken into three categories: Live-action, Animation and Documentary. They come from all over the world and usually serve as the big spoiler in your Academy Award pool. The films arrive in theaters this weekend (check the full listings to see when they will arrive to a theater near you). Then they hit On-Demand and iTunes on Februrary 21. And lastly, they are an exciting and eclectic mix of stories that are absolutely worth checking out.

Now that you're up to speed, check out our recap of every short film competing for Oscar glory -- as well as are picks for the night's winners.

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