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10 Animated Shorts Advance in 2018 Oscar race

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Forget Christmas, it’s Oscars season – the most wonderful time of the year! Earlier today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the ten animated shorts (out of sixty three qualifying films) that now go forward for consideration of an 90th Academy Awards® nomination. From this shortlist five nominees will be selected by branch members in January after screenings in L.A, London, New York and San Francisco. The final nominations will be announced on January 23rd 2018 and the winner will be revealed March 4th.

The Shortlist is as follows.

Cradle
Dir. Devon Manney (University of Southern California)

Dear Basketball
Dir. Glen Keane (Glen Keane Productions)

Fox and the Whale
Dir. Robin Joseph (Robin Joseph)

Garden Party
Dirs. Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon (MOPA)

In a Heartbeat
Dirs. Esteban Bravo and Beth David (Ringling College of Art and Design)

Life Smartphone
Dir. Chenglin Xie (China Central Academy of Fine Arts)

Lost Property Office
Dir. Daniel Agdag (8th in Line)

Lou
Dir. Dave Mullins (Pixar Animation Studios)

Negative Space
Dirs. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata (Ikki Films)

Revolting Rhymes
Dirs. Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer (Magic Light Pictures)

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018. The 90th Academy Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 4th 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood. Stick close to Skwigly on Facebook and twitter to stay up to date with everything animation this award season.

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