Best Animated Short


Last Updated: February 21, 2018

OFFICIAL PREDICTIONS


Will win:
1) LOU

Could win:
2) DEAR BASKETBALL

Could surprise:
3) REVOLTING RHYMES

Other nominees:
4) NEGATIVE SPACE
5) GARDEN PARTY

3) IN A HEARTBEAT
4) REVOLTING RHYMES
5) NEGATIVE SPACE

COMMENTARY

I'd say this is a race between Pixar's "Lou" and Kobe Bryant's "Dear Basketball." Pixar has traditionally always fallen short in this category, but the latter has been dogged by sexual misconduct allegations, which could be fatal in today's climate. Perhaps "Revolting Rhymes" will surprise while everybody is looking at the former two?

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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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