The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 finalists vying for the Animated Short trophy at the 88th Academy Awards. Member of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch will select five nominees from group during branch screenings in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December. They finalists, which emerged from a group of 60 entries, are:
Bear Story (Historia De Un Oso), Gabriel Osorio, director, and Pato Escala, producer (Punkrobot Animation Studio)
Carface (Autos Portraits), Claude Cloutier, director (National Film Board of Canada)
If I Was God…, Cordell Barker, director (National Film Board of Canada)
Love in the Time of March Madness, Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano, directors (High Hip Productions and KAPWA Studioworks)
My Home, Phuong Mai Nguyen, director (Papy3D Productions)
An Object at Rest, Seth Boyden, director (California Institute of the Arts)
Prologue, Richard Williams, director, and Imogen Sutton, producer (Animation Masterclass)”
Sanjay’s Super Team, Sanjay Patel, director, and Nicole Grindle, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
We Can’t Live without Cosmos, Konstantin Bronzit, director (Melnitsa Animation Studio)”
World of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt, director (Bitter Films)
Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards will be announced January 14, and the hardware will be distributed February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood & Highland. ABC is airing the ceremony.
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