Best Animated Short


Last Updated: December 10, 2017

OFFICIAL PREDICTIONS


Predicted nominees:
1) LOU
2) DEAR BASKETBALL
3) REVOLTING RHYMES
4) IN A HEARTBEAT
5) FOX AND THE WHALE

Potential upsets:
6) GARDEN PARTY
7) NEGATIVE SPACE
8) LOST PROPERTY OFFICE
9) CRADLE
10) LIFE SMARTPHONE

COMMENTARY


It's probably way too early to say if Pixar will win or not here — unlike in Best Animated Feature, their record in Animated Short is a bit spotty — but "Lou" certainly has excellent chances of scoring a nomination given how Pixar and Disney employees represent a sizable proportion of the selection committee. After that, "Dear Basketball" and "Revolting Rhymes" appear to have the most buzz, while "In a Heartbeat" would be the clear audience favorite given its highly successful run on YouTube. Whether the branch decides to go for more mainstream selections or boost more eclectic choices, though, we'll have to see — this category definitely has time to shift around in the next month or so.

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2 comments:

  1. If you say Sanjay will win this needs to be trolled ;)

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    1. I've been correct so far in predicting "Sanjay's Super Team" getting shortlisted and then nominated, despite it following three consecutive Oscar misses for Pixar's "The Blue Umbrella", "Party Central" and "Lava" - and now that voting is switching from the animation branch to the entire Academy membership, the biases and preferences of the animation branch will be less applicable. However, as you can see in my commentary, I'm not fully confident in my prediction for Sanjay making it to the end - only question is, if not Sanjay, then who else? I'm tempted to switch it up and go for World of Tomorrow since that just bested Sanjay at the Annies, but the Annies haven't been too reliable in predicting the Oscars and WOT might be too unconventional. However if you would like to make the case for another nominee I'd be open to hearing it, but (for now) I'm going with Sanjay because it made it this far already and it's a great default choice/safe bet if we don't have a fully fledged frontrunner (or two, like last year's Feast vs The Dam Keeper narrative).

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