Jim Henson’s Only Oscar Nomination Was for an Experimental Short Film

Throughout a storied career spanning the second half of the 20th century, Jim Henson earned dozens of accolades for his contributions to children’s film and television.

While his unmistakable work on The Muppets and Sesame Street earned him numerous Peabody and Emmy Awards, Henson’s sole recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came in 1966, for a short film that was decidedly adult, wildly experimental, and notably lacking in puppetry.

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