I would like to take a moment to focus on the short-films nominated for Oscar awards. Our local library out here in Pennsylvania so splendidly has viewings of all the animated, live-action, and documentary shorts that are up for awards. So I spent a solid chunk of time sitting in the Community Room of our library this weekend, watching fifteen fantastic little gems. There's nothing like celebrating under-represented cinema with a bunch of wealthy people over the age of sixty.
Alright, I would like to list my favorite from each category alongside which film I predict to win each category.
Animated Short Film Nominees
Get a Horse!
Room on the Broom
My favorite: Mr. Hublot
Who will win: Get a Horse!
Live Action Short Film Nominees
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
The Voorman Problem
My favorite: Just Before Losing Everything
Who will win: The Voorman Problem
Documentary Short Subject Nominees
Karama Has No Walls
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
My favorite: Cave Digger
Who will win: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
The Academy Awards air tomorrow night (Sunday, March 2) at 8:30pm on abc.