Disney's "Paperman," a tale of a young office worker trying to woo the girl of his dreams from an adjacent skyscraper, won the Oscar for animated short on Sunday night.
Director John Kahrs accepted the award, which represents his first Academy Award win and nomination.
"Paperman" screened in theaters alongside "Wreck-It Ralph," itself a nominee for animated feature.
The 7-minute black-and-white romance was one of two shorts backed by a major studio this year.
The other was Fox's "Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,'" which follows the youngest member of the Simpson clan through a day of misadventures.
That film was directed by David Silverman, who has helmed many episodes of the hit TV show "The Simpsons" as well as 2007's "The Simpsons Movie."