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Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject

This is a list of films that have received an Oscar and nomination for best documentary short subject. Following the Academy's practice, the year listed for each film is the year of release: the awards are announced and distributed in March of the following year.

List of winners

Year Documentary
1941 Churchill's Island
1942 none given
1943 December 7th
1944 With the Marines at Tarawa
1945 Hitler Lives?
1946 Seeds of Destiny
1947 First Steps
1948 Toward Independence
1949 A Chance To Live - Richard de Rochemont, So Much for So Little
1950 Why Korea?
1951 Benjy
1952 Neighbours
1953 The Alaskan Eskimo
1954 Thursday's Children
1955 Men against the Arctic
1956 The True Story of the Civil War
1957 none given
1958 Ama Girls
1959 Glass
1960 Giuseppina
1961 Project Hope
1962 Dylan Thomas
1963 Chagall
1964 Nine from Little Rock
1965 To Be Alive!
1966 A Year Toward Tomorrow
1967 The Redwoods
1968 Why Man Creates
1969 Czechoslovakia 1968
1970 Interviews with My Lai Veterans
1971 Sentinels of Silence
1972 This Tiny World
1973 Princeton: A Search for Answers
1974 Don't
1975 The End of the Game
1976 Number Our Days
1977 Gravity Is My Enemy
1978 The Flight of the Gossamer Condor
1979 Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
1980 Karl Hess: Toward Liberty
1981 Close Harmony
1982 If You Love This Planet
1983 Flamenco at 5:15
1984 The Stone Carvers
1985 Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements
1986 Women--for America, for the World
1987 Young at Heart
1988 You Don't Have to Die
1989 The Johnstown Flood
1990 Days of Waiting
1991 Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment
1992 Educating Peter
1993 Defending Our Lives
1994 A Time for Justice
1995 One Survivor Remembers
1996 Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
2000 Big Mama
2001 Thoth
2002 Twin Towers
2003 Chernobyl Heart
2004 Mighty Times: The Children's March
2005 A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
2006 The Blood of Yingzhou District
2007 Freeheld
2008 Smile Pinki