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A Quick Look at Oscars' Shorts

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A Quick Look at Oscars' Shorts

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A Quick Look at Oscars' Shorts

A Quick Look at Oscars' Shorts

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Oscar contenders in the two categories devoted to short films — animated and live-action — include a new take on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, an alien abductor in training (Lifted), a brief musical comedy set among falafel stands (West Bank Story) and the story of a door-to-door Mormon evangelist in love with a married woman.