The Academy Award for best documentary short, announced Sunday, went to Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinony’s “Saving Face,” which is about a surgeon who performs reconstructive surgery on Pakistani women who are victims of acid attacks.

Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen’s documentary about the aftermath of last year’s disaster in northeastern Japan, “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” was nominated along with James Spione’s “Incident in New Baghdad,” Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson’s “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” and Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin’s “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement.”

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