The day before the ceremony took place, the Academy decided to rescind Greg P. Russell
's co-Oscar nomination for Sound Mixing (for the film 13 Hours
(2016)). The decision was made because Russell violated Academy campaign regulations, since he contacted voting members to make them aware of his work on the film and his nomination. However, campaign regulation prohibit telephone lobbying. Russell shared his nomination with Gary Summers
, Jeffrey J. Haboush
and Mac Ruth
, who all remained eligible for the award. See more
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Honestly, we're only here because of the kind support and mentorship of many. I have to thank John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lindsey Collins, Jim Morris and Ed Catmull. My family: my parents, my wife Nancy, my three little pipers at home who inspired this story, Theo, Cora, Marcello. I love you. And may you always have the courage to face your fears.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Short Film
We share this award with everyone who worked on "Piper." Thank you so much, especially in light of the great work of our fellow nominees. We are ...