The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  announced the Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 2017 Academy Awards. Five nominees will be chosen to compete on Oscar night. It is now easier than ever to see the short subject nominees on VOD, streaming services or in theaters. Extremis is currently on Netflix. It is about the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices. It is definitely worth checking out.

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Extremis (Currently on Netflix)
4.1 Miles (Watch it here)
Frame 394 (Watch it here)
Joe’s Violin (Watch it here)
The Mute’s House (order DVD here)
The Other Side of Home 
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets (Currently on Netflix)

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 24. The Oscars will be held Sunday, Feb. 26th