It's a big day for the movie industry: The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday morning, and the world is buzzing. Though the focus of the next few weeks will largely be on the nominees in the "big" Oscar races (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, etc.), there will also be significant hype surrounding this year's crop of Oscar-nominated shorts — both animated and live action. The 2016 Oscar nominees for Best Short Film (Animated) are Bear Story, Prologue, Sanjay's Super Team, We Can't Live Without Cosmos, and World of Tomorrow. The 2016 Oscar nominees for Best Short Film (Live Action) are Ave Maria, Day One, Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut), Shok, and Stutterer. While it's relatively easy to find the Best Picture nominees at your local movie theater, the Oscar short nominees can be a little more difficult to track down. So, it's no surprise that many award show buffs are now trying to figure out how to watch the 2016 Oscar shorts.
According to ShortsHD, the movie channel which has handled the theatrical release of the Oscars shorts in recent years, the 2016 Oscars shorts won't be available anywhere but in theaters until a few days before the 2016 Oscar ceremony on Sun., Feb. 28. Update: Several of them — Ave Maria, Shok, Alles Wird Gut, Stutterer, Day One, Bear Story, Prologue, World of Tomorrow — are available as a package able to be purchased on Amazon. Then, the films may become available on iTunes or streaming services like Amazon Video. So, in other words... stay tuned! Below you'll find trailers for each of this year's 10 Oscar-nominated shorts.
Best Short Film (Animated)
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World Of Tomorrow
Best Short Film (Live Action)
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut) shows what can happen when a child is caught between two feuding parents.
In Stutterer, a man with a speech impediment is faced with the daunting task of meeting someone whom he's only interacted with online in person.
Editor's Note: This story original read "streaming services like Amazon Instant Video," and has been updated to reflect the service's true name "Amazon Video."