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Academy Shortlists Ten Animated and Ten Live Action Shorts

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 30, 2010 at 6:09AM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces ten Animated Shorts, of thirty-three qualifying entries, and ten Live Action shorts, of seventy-six entries, that will move on to the voting process for the final Academy Award nominations to be announced on January 25 for the 83rd Annual Oscar presentation on February 27.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces ten Animated Shorts, of thirty-three qualifying entries, and ten Live Action shorts, of seventy-six entries, that will move on to the voting process for the final Academy Award nominations to be announced on January 25 for the 83rd Annual Oscar presentation on February 27.

Ten films in each category, as chosen by the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee, are listed below:

Animated Short:

• “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger,” Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
• “Coyote Falls,” Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
• “Day & Night,” Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
• “The Gruffalo,” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
• “Let’s Pollute,” Geefwee Boedoe, story-design-animation (Geefwee Boedoe)
• “The Lost Thing,” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, directors (Passion Pictures Australia)
• “Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary),” Bastien Dubois, director (Sacrebleu Productions)
• “Sensology,” Michel Gagne, director-producer (GAGNE International LLC)
• “The Silence beneath the Bark,” Joanna Lurie, director (Lardux Films)
• “Urs,” Moritz Mayerhofer, director (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg) [Pictured]

Live Action Short:

• "Ana’s Playground," Eric D. Howell, director (StoryForge, LLC)
• "The Confession," Tanel Toom, director (National Film and Television School)
• "The Crush," Michael Creagh, director (Purdy Pictures)
• "God of Love," Luke Matheny, director (Luke Matheny)
• "Na Wewe," Ivan Goldschmidt, director-producer (CUT!)
• "Seeds of the Fall," Patrik Eklund, director, and Mathias Fjellstrom, producer (Direktorn & Fabrikorn)
• "Shoe," Nick Kelly, director, and Seamus Byrne, producer (Zanita Films)
• "The Six Dollar Fifty Man," Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, directors (Sticky Pictures Ltd.)
• "Sma Barn, Stora Ord (Little Children, Big Words)," Lisa James Larsson, director and Andreas Emanuelsson, producer (Bob Film Sweden AB)
• "Wish 143," Ian Barnes, director, and Samantha Waite, producer (Swing and Shift Films/Union Pictures)


This article is related to: Awards, Genres, Oscars, Animation


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.