10 Animated Shorts advance in Oscar Race, finale on 22 February next year

NEW DELHI:  Ten animated shorts have been shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today for the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards. 58 pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by the title along with their production companies:

1.      ?The Bigger Picture? director Daisy Jacobs and producer Christopher Hees. (National Film and Television School)

2.      ?Coda,? director Alan Holly. (And Maps And Plans)

3.      ?The Dam Keeper?. Directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (Tonko House)

4.      ?Duet?. Director Glen Keane (Glen Keane Productions and ATAP)

5.      ?Feast?. Director Patrick Osborne and producer Kristina Reed (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

6.      ?Footprints?. Director Bill Plympton. (Bill Plympton Studio)

7.      ?Me and My Moulton?. Director Torill Kove (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)

8.      ?The Numberlys?. Directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios)

9.      ?A Single Life? Director Joris Oprins (Job, Joris and Marieke)

10.  ?Symphony No. 42? Director R?ka Bucsi (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

The Academy?s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles. The branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist.  Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December. The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on 15 January in the Academy?s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars will be held on 22 February at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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