Thursday, December 02, 2010

Lists of Short Films in Oscar® Competition

There are now 10 live action short films that will advance in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. Seventy-six pictures originally qualified in the category.

Also, 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process. Thirty-three pictures originally qualified in the category.

The 10 live action films are listed below in alphabetical order by title and director(s).
  • Ana’s Playground, Eric D. Howell, director.
  • The Confession, Tanel Toom.
  • The Crush, Michael Creagh.
  • God of Love, Luke Matheny.
  • Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt.
  • Seeds of the Fall, Patrik Eklund.
  • Shoe, Nick Kelly.
  • The Six Dollar Fifty Man, Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland.
  • Sma Barn, Stora Ord (Little Children, Big Words), Lisa James Larsson.
  • Wish 143, Ian Barnes.
The 10 animated short films are listed below in alphabetical order by title and director(s):
  • The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, Bill Plympton.
  • Coyote Falls, Matthew O’Callaghan.
  • Day & Night, Teddy Newton.
  • The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang.
  • Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe.
  • The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann.
  • Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois.
  • Sensology, Michel Gagne.
  • The Silence beneath the Bark, Joanna Lurie.
  • Urs, Moritz Mayerhofer.
The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

The 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 January 2011.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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