The Academy has been busy. The nonprofit organization have been announcing quite a few shortlists and lists submitted films for 87th Academy Awards consideration. Wednesday was no different. The field of 58 Animated Short contenders (up slightly from last year and the year before) has been whittled down to 10 films, the Academy announced.
Wednesday was no different.
The field of 58 Animated Short contenders (up slightly from last year and the year before) has been whittled down to 10 films, the Academy announced.
The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed the eligible entries and created the shortlist. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London (new this year), New York and San Francisco in December, according the Academy.
Notably absent from the list, for the third year, is a submission by Disney-Pixar. (However, Walt Disney Animation Studios had films listed this year and last year.)
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
- “The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)
- “Coda,” Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)
- “The Dam Keeper,” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)
- “Duet,” Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)
- “Feast,” Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
- “Footprints,” Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
- “Me and My Moulton,” Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)
- “The Numberlys,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)
- “A Single Life,” Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)
- “Symphony No. 42,” Réka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)
We are less than 71 days away from the 87th Academy Awards nominations announcement on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at 5:35 a.m. PT.
The 87th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2014, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.