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New Yorkers will have the opportunity to see all ten of this year’s Oscar®-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories prior to the 80th Academy Awards® presentation, on Saturday, February 16, at noon at the Directors Guild Theater in New York City.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ fifth annual “Shorts!” program will be hosted by Robert Osborne, The Hollywood Reporter columnist, host of Turner Classic Movies and official biographer of the Academy Awards.

The 2007 Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film nominees are:

Animated Short Film
“I Met the Walrus,” Josh Raskin, director

“Madame Tutli-Putli,” Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, directors

“Meme les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven),” Samuel Tourneux, director; Simon Vanesse, executive producer

“My Love (Moya Lyubov),” Alexander Petrov, director

“Peter & the Wolf,” Suzie Templeton, director; Hugh Welchman, producer

Live Action Short Film
“At Night,” Christian E. Christiansen, director; Louise Vesth, producer

“Il Supplente (The Substitute),” Andrea Jublin, director

“Les Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets),” Philippe Pollet-Villard, director

“Tanghi Argentini,” Guido Thys, director; Anja Daelemans, producer

“The Tonto Woman,” Daniel Barber, director; Matthew Brown, producer

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 at the door on the day of the screenings. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Official Website: http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2008/08.01.29a.html

Added by higa on February 1, 2008