The 85th Academy Awards air next Sunday. Finally, you can put those Oscar snubs debates to rest while you enjoy the show — or verbally eviscerate host Seth MacFarlane who may or may not totally suck. All the major “best” categories dominate the golden spotlight, but there’s a lot of talent to be found in the “shorts” group. You can check out this year’s nominees for live-action short films over here. While we wait for February 24, travel back in time to look at ten of the category’s past Oscar-winning shorts. Enjoy these tasty, bite-sized moments from movie history that you can watch with us right now.
1995 Oscar Winner, Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life
Peter Capaldi’s dark, absurd take on a struggling Kafka (a sinister Richard E. Grant) tortured by writer’s block finds the scribe embittered by the continuous interruptions he’s faced with in his creepy apartment. The rejected Gregor Samsa transformation scenes are weird and hilarious.