10 Shortlisted for Animated Shorts Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has shortlisted 10 animated short films for the 85th Academy Awards consideration. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

  • “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)
  • “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.)
  • “Dripped,” Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy)
  • “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art)
  • “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm)
  • “Fresh Guacamole,” PES, director (PES)
  • “Head over Heels,” Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)
  • “Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare,” David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)
  • “Paperman,” John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)
  • “Tram,” Michaela Pavlátová, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Prods.)

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

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Jan. 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Shorts, stop-motion, Tech, VFX

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