The Lady in Number 6 Dies, RIP

The wonderfully alive subject of the Lady in Number 6 just passed, says the Hollywood Reporter. She was 110 and the oldest survivor of the Holocaust. Incredible story, incredible woman. Sad news but on the other hand, when you lived that kind of a life? When you’ve left...
Posted On 23 Feb 2014

10 Live Action Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” Esteban Crespo, director (Producciones Africanauan) “Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything),” Xavier Legrand, director, and...
Posted On 22 Nov 2013

Inocente, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Adam and Dog, Paperman – My Favorite Shorts

When the Oscar race starts to get me down as it does every year when it’s finalized and put to bed — for most it’s just another day, another contest, another Super Bowl. For me, it’s recorded history that I then sift through the following year to try to...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Live Action Shorts – Size Matters Not

by Marshall Flores I will preface this post by saying that it’s always difficult for me to choose a winner from any of the Oscar-nominated shorts in a given year. Too often are the nominees in a shorts category better than their “big brothers” in the respective feature category –...
Posted On 06 Feb 2013
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Disney’s Paperman Online

This is my favorite of the animated shorts, with Adam and Dog being a close second. Just a reminder that the Oscar Nominated Live Action and Animated Short Films 2013 open this Friday, February 1st ) in Los Angeles and Orange County (Documentary shorts open next Friday, Febraury...
Posted On 30 Jan 2013

Animated Shorts – A Flurry of Creativity

The five animated shorts are all worth buying a ticket to see.  They will be hitting theaters soon. You can find out where and more about all of the shorts on their site.  So far, I’ve made it through four of the five animated films and am half-way through the live action...
Posted On 23 Jan 2013

Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup

Word went out to Academy members today about a big change in ballot procedure for three categories. Until now, members who wanted to vote for Best Documentary Feature, Live Action Short or Animated Short would need to trek to designated screening locations where they got their...
Posted On 12 Jan 2013

10 Animated Shorts move forward in Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012

8 Documentary Shorts on Oscar's 2011 Shortlist

Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 84th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. The eight films are...
Posted On 13 Oct 2011
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