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Oscars 2012: 'The Shore' wins for live-action short film

February 26, 2012 |  7:40 pm

'The Shore'

"The Shore," a 30-minute film about an expatriate Irishman returning home for the first time in 25 years, won the Academy Award for live-action short film on Sunday night.

The win marks the first Oscar for director-writer Terry George, who was nominated for two features: original screenplay for “Hotel Rwanda” and adapted screenplay for “In the Name of the Father.”

The latter feature is one of multiple films by George, including "The Shore," about the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Shot in the director’s native Belfast, the short stars Irish actor Ciarán Hinds as the man returning to the Emerald Isle.

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George shares the award with producer and daughter Oorlagh George.

"The Shore" competed against fellow Oscar nominees "Pentecost," “Raju,” "Time Freak" and "Tuba Atlantic." The shorts are available as a set on iTunes for $6.99.

The Academy Awards are taking place in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. They are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose membership was recently examined in depth by the Los Angeles Times.

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Photo: Ciarán Hinds stars in Terry George's "The Shore." Credit: Aidan Monaghan Photography.