The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed today the shortlists for nine Oscar categories — including Best Animated Short Film, where Pixar’s Bao made the top 10 list. Voted by members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch of the Academy, the remaining 10 Animated Short films will be voted upon once again with the top 5 landing official Oscar nominations announced on January 22, 2019. In past Academy Award ceremonies, Pixar has had 14 Animated Short Film nominations (including Bao) with 4 wins, Tin Toy, Geri’s Game, For The Birds and Piper.
The complete Animated Short Film shortlist for the 91st Academy Awards can be seen below:
1. “Bao,” Domee Shi, director, and Becky Neiman-Cobb, producer (Pixar Animation Studios).
2. “Age of Sail,” John Kahrs, director, and Gennie Rim, David Eisenmann, producers (Google Spotlight Stories).
3. “Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden and David Fine, directors.
4. “Bilby,” Pierre Perifel, JP Sans, Liron Topaz, directors, and Kelly Cooney, Jeff Hermann, producers (Dreamworks).
5. “Bird Karma,” William Salazar, director, and Jeff Hermann, producer (Dreamworks).
6. “Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall, director, and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco (Cartoon Saloon).
7. “Lost & Found,” Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe, directors, and Lucy J. Hayes, producer.
8. “One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas, directors (TAIKO Studios).
9. “Pepe le Morse,” Lucrèce Andreae, director, and Jérôme Barthélemy, Daniel Sauvage, producers (Caïmans Productions).
10. “Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez, director, and Jeremy Slome, producer.
Congratulations to the entire Bao team, we are so excited about the films continued success and can’t wait to see what the award season has in store for you. Be sure to share your thoughts on Bao with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum.
The Oscar nominees will be unveiled Jan. 22, with the 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony set to air live Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.
Pixar Post — Julie