The Academy Awards Crown ‘The Neighbor’s Window’ as Best Live Action Short Film Winner

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The Academy is honoring a brand-new winner—a big win for a short movie.

Tonight, Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 92nd annual Academy Awards. During the ceremony, The Neighbor’s Window took home the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.

The film beat out Brotherhood, Nefta Football Club, Saria and A Sister. This was the only nomination for all five of these short films.

During last year’s event, Skin won the award in this specific category. The movie was up against Detainment, Fauve, Marguerite and Mother.

Although the Academy tried to cut the Best Live Action Short Film category from last year’s TV broadcast, it reversed its decision after receiving backlash (thank goodness). From 1936 until 1956 there were two separate awards, Best Short Subject, One-reel and Best Short Subject, Two-reel, referring to the running time of the short. The category continued to evolve until the current name for the Best Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974.

Previous winners include The Silent Child, Sing, Stutterer, The Phone Call, Helium, Curfew, The Shore and God of Love.

Guess this calls for an after-party celebration.