As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, with over 120 nominations spread across 24 different categories.
While most moviegoers tend to focus on the more prestigious categories for feature-length movies -- acting, directing, producing, and screenwriting -- the Academy also honors filmmakers who opt to create short films. The Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film has been handed out since 1931, and like other award seasons, five films were nominated for this year's awards.
One film, in particular, is garnering a lot of attention around the internet, but not for the reasons you might think.
As detailed by the BBC, one U.K. mother is taking issue with Detainment, an Oscar-nominated short film directed by Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon. The movie, which was first aired at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, depicts the murder of James Bulger, a 2-year-old toddler who was abducted, tortured, and killed by two young boys in 1993.
Detainment recreates police interrogations of the two young murderers by making use of original transcripts -- as opposed to taking liberties and creating dialogue from scratch -- which lends a sense of realism to the film, which has a running time of just 30 minutes.