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Oscars: 'The Lost Thing' wins for animated short film

February 27, 2011 |  6:04 pm

Animated "The Lost Thing" has won the Oscar for animated short film. Directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, the short film tells the story of a boy who finds a misshapen creature on a beach and tries to find a home for it. The movie is based on a children's picture book by Tan.

"The Lost Thing" was competing against "The Gruffalo," "Let's Pollute," "Day & Night" and "Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)."

The 83rd Academy Awards are taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. We'll carry all the breaking news and reaction here on Awards Tracker.

— Nardine Saad

Photo: Winners Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann. Credit: Getty Images.

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