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10 Animated Shorts Advance in 2019 Oscar race

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced the 10 short films that will be voted upon to make it through to the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards. This shortlist will be trimmed once more as the final nominees will be selected by branch members. The final nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and the winner will be revealed Sunday, February 24, 2019.

See the full list below alongside full films, clips, trailers and our podcast interviews.

Age of Sail
Dir. John Kahrs (USA)

Animal Behaviour
Dirs. Alison Snowden, David Fine (Canada)

Bao
Dir. Domee Shi (USA)

Bilby
Dirs. Pierre Perifel, J.P. Sans, Liron Topaz (USA)

Bird Karma
Dir. William Salazar (USA)

Grandpa Walrus (Pépé le Morse)
Dir. Lucrèce Andreae (France)

Late Afternoon
Dir. Louise Bagnall (Ireland)

Lost & Found
Dir. Andrew Goldsmith, Bradley Slabe (Australia)

One Small Step
Dirs. Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas (USA/China)

Weekends
Dir. Trevor Jimenez (USA)

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