11:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
10 Animated Shorts Advance in Oscar Race
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.
A total of 69 pictures had originally qualified in the category. The short films and feature animation branch will now select five nominees from the 10 titles on the shortlist.
The films are:
Blind Vaysha, Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)
Borrowed Time, Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films)
Happy End, Jan Saska, director (FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)
The Head Vanishes, Franck Dion, director (Papy3D Productions, National Film Board of Canada and ARTE France Cinema Department)
Inner Workings, Leo Matsuda, director, and Sean Lurie, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Once Upon a Line, Alicja Jasina, director (University of Southern California)
Pear Cider and Cigarettes, Robert Valley, director, and Cara Speller, producer (Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation)
Pearl, Patrick Osborne, director (Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures)
Piper, Alan Barillaro, director, and Marc Sondheimer, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
Sous Tes Doigts (Under Your Fingers), Marie-Christine Courtès, director, and Ludivine Berthouloux, art director (Vivement Lundi! and Novanima)