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Oscars: Best Short Documentary for A Girl in the River

The Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film has gone to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

The film followed a girl who survived an honour killing by her father, who shot her in the head and threw her body in a river.

The other nominations were:

  • Body Team 12
  • Chau, beyond the Lines
  • Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
  • Last Day of Freedom

Chris Rock sells his daughters' Girl Scout Cookies

Oscars host Chris Rock used the opportunity of having some of the highest paid actors in the world to sell his daughters' Girl Scout Cookies.

"Are you going to deny my princesses some cookies?" he asked the audience to much applause.

Chris Rock gets the Oscars audience to shell out for some cookies. Credit: Reuters

"Get that money girls, make that money", Rock said as the girls handed out the biscuits to stars including Kate Winslet and John Legend.

"Leo [DiCaprio], you made $30 million, come on!" he joked.


Oscars: Inside Out wins Best Animated Feature Film

The Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film has gone to Inside Out.

Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera receive the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Credit: Reuters

The award was 'presented' by Toy Story characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear, which are marking 20 years since the release of the first film.

Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera collected their trophy, with Docter seizing the chance to encourage the audience and those watching to follow their dreams.

You can make stuff. Make films. Draw. Write. It will make a world of difference.

– Pete Docter

The other nominations were:

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy and the World
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

Oscars: Bear Story wins Best Animated Short Film

The Oscar for Best Animated Short Film has gone to Bear Story by Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala.

The award was 'presented' by characters from the Minions.

Director Gabriel Osorio (L) and producer Pato Escala took home the award Credit: Reuters

The other nominations were:

  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • We Can’t Live without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow
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