Oscars: 10 Animated Shorts Make Academy’s Shortlist

Erik Pedersen
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn’t taking today off, announcing its shortlist for Animated Shorts category at the 89th Oscars. They are:

Blind Vaysha, Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)

Borrowed Time, Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films)

Happy End, Jan Saska, director (FAMU – Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)

The Head Vanishes, Franck Dion, director (Papy3D Productions, National Film Board of Canada and ARTE France Cinema Department)

Inner Workings, Leo Matsuda, director, and Sean Lurie, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Once Upon a Line, Alicja Jasina, director (University of Southern California)

Pear Cider and Cigarettes, Robert Valley, director, and Cara Speller, producer (Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation)

Pearl, Patrick Osborne, director (Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures)

Piper, Alan Barillaro, director, and Marc Sondheimer, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)

Sous Tes Doigts (Under Your Fingers), Marie-Christine Courtès, director, and Ludivine Berthouloux, art director (Vivement Lundi! and Novanima)

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will select five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held next month in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco.

Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 24, and the trophy ceremony is set for for February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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