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A Lively Live Action Short Race: Bryce Dallas Howard, Matthias Schoenaerts & More...

Yesterday the finalists list for the Live Action Short film category at the Oscars was announced. Bryce Dallas Howard could be an Oscar nominee in just 39 days time! But Ron Howard's daughter is not the only familiar face in the mix here. 

Matthias Schoenaerts in "Death of a Shadow"

One film about mountain climbers, The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars features popular 80s stars Nastassja Kinski (Tess herself) and Julian Sands. Another, Death of a Shadow, stars the rapidly ascending Belgian god Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead & Rust & Bone). He plays a dead soldier who hopes to win his life back by capturing thousands of shadows of dying men and women.

Father and Daughter will be nominated together if "when you find me" wins the nomination on January 10thThe 11 wide finalist list, which also features multiple films about children in war-torned countries (a frequent subgenre within award-winning short films), goes like so:

  • A Fábrica (The Factory) 
  • Asad 
  • Buzkashi Boys 
  • Curfew 
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) 
  • Henry  
  • Kiruna-Kigali 
  • The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars 
  • 9meter 
  • Salar 
  • when you find me 

More info and trailers on the Animated, Shorts & Documentary Oscar Chart Page

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Reader Comments (4)

'The rapidly ascending Belgian god Matthias Schoenaerts...' This is a fact. Thank you Nathaniel for posting this pic, made my morning. Now I have to track down this short!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve G

"...rapidly ascending Belgian god Matthias Schoenaerts..."

You ain't kidding...

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

Just watched the trailer for "Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)" and it looks beautiful. Hope it gets released theatrically with the other Oscar nominated shorts (if it gets nominated, which hopefully it does).

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

Here you can watch full nominated short "when you find me":

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrister

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