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Wes Anderson, the acclaimed filmmaker, has finally won his first Oscar. However, it’s not for the category you might think.

Live Action Short Film Victory

Anderson’s Oscar came for his short film “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” an adaptation of a Roald Dahl story. This category typically recognizes emerging filmmakers, making Anderson’s win an exception.

Adaptation from Dahl’s Work

“Henry Sugar” is one of four short films Anderson adapted from Dahl’s stories for Netflix. The others include “Poison,” “The Swan,” and “The Rat Catcher.”

Creative Brilliance

Critics praised “Henry Sugar” for showcasing Anderson’s creativity and growth as a filmmaker. This creativity is also evident in his 2023 film “Asteroid City,” which was surprisingly overlooked by the Academy.

Oscar History

Anderson has been nominated for seven Oscars in the past:

  • Best Original Screenplay: “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Best Animated Picture: “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Isle of Dogs”
  • Best Picture and Best Director: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Where to Watch

“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” is now streaming on Netflix.