The Oscars Shortlist

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The Oscars Shortlist

Of all the overblown award ceremonies that dot the Calendar around this time of year there is a clear winner for the award for most anticipated awards show award. It’s the Academy Awards or “Oscars” as they have been known since Margaret Herrick, the librarian and director of the Academy, once said that the award looked just like her Uncle Oscar, or so the story goes. TV screens will be awash with guff about who’s wearing what and how long the leading actor or best directors acceptance speech was. We don’t really care for all that glitter and nonsense, they could all turn up in jeans and t shirt and fart the national anthem as an acceptance speech for all we care we just want to see which of this years finest from the world of animation come out on top.

As you may have seen we have been covering the awards since they were first announced and you have been voting for what you think will win in your thousands. And as the nominees were chopped down we have finally got down to the ultimate set of nominees from directors and animators that will be heading to Hollywood to hopefully take home an award. We are once again calling on your predicting powers to see if you can guess the winners. Place your vote below and see if your favourite take home gold and by checking back here for a full summary of the animation winners. As ever you can place a comment below and join in the debate here on Skwigly. Are you happy with the nominees? What films do you feel are missing? Let us know your thoughts!

Animated Feature Film

  • "Rango" Gore Verbinski (45%)
  • "Chico & Rita" Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal (24%)
  • "Kung Fu Panda 2" Jennifer Yuh Nelson (21%)
  • "A Cat in Paris" Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (9%)
  • "Puss in Boots" Chris Miller (2%)
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Short Subject (Animated)

  • "La Luna" Enrico Casarosa (43%)
  • "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (26%)
  • "A Morning Stroll" Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe (15%)
  • "Wild Life" Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby (9%)
  • "Dimanche/Sunday" Patrick Doyon (6%)
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Steve Henderson is the Editor of Skwigly Online Animation Magazine and Co-Director of the Manchester Animation Festival and regularly hosts exhibitions, events and discussions on animation at film festivals and...

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  • Sometimes we can see these things online- anyone got any links to any of these?

  • Jerry Chalupnik

    Saw La Luna and Flying books at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver.  Both were fantastic but I would give it to Flying books simply because it explored subject matter you don’t see very often.  Something backed by Pixar would be hard to beat, and I think Flying books created a really cool world.

  • Jerry Chalupnik

    Rango needs to be the winner,  it broke so much ground technologically as well as thematically that i don’t see any other film necessarily competing.