We saw 2 collections of Oscar nominated short films today. My husband will go see the documentaries when I’m at work this weekend. I don’t object to the documentaries. These were just easier for me to get to and when I had to choose between 2, these were my preference.
The link in each title is to the Oscar page. I don’t know if it will last for more than a month. The link in the country of origin is the best I could do to show you about the film away from the Oscar website. Or, at least, is a decent starting place for you to try to find out about it for yourself.
Animated: I have put them in the order they appeared in the collection
There were some fun films that got Mentioned, but aren’t actually up for the award. They were inserted between the first 4 that ARE nominated and the last one. They are
If I was God (Canada) Claymation, cute.
The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse (France) Good animation. Sweet story. Nice. Sadly, absolutely nothing for me to link to to show it to you.
The Loneliest Stoplight (USA) Voiced by Patton Oswalt. It was good but not amazing.
Catch It (France) This is a throwback to Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner. But with a Vulture and Meerkats. I wish I could show it to you because you would laugh. I will look for it later to see if I can find a useful link.
Then, the final nominee was Prologue (UK) This is the one that you get a warning about so you can remove your children from the theater. There is nudity (free willies) and violence (with spurting blood). Sadly, there is skill in the animation but no real story. Men kill each other and little girl is sad. The end. If it wins I will be pissed.
Ave Maria (Israel) This one as funny. And a little sweet. I don’t expect it to win but I was glad I saw it.
Day One (USA) This one should win. It is hard to watch. One couple left the theater because it was going to be so very hard. But, it got less hard. And, then, different hard. It is sad. It is War. It is life and death. This was perfectly made.