For the last few years, I’ve pointed out that winning your Oscar pool in some ways depends on being smart about your selections in the short film categories. That everyone usually has a pretty solid idea of what’s going to win in the major races is mostly a given. Down ballot? A whole ‘nother ball game.
If you want to really take names in your Oscar pool, you have to know your way around the short film categories. Most simply choose blindly in those three races, often favoring the most pleasing or serious sounding title in the lineup.
Want to win your Oscar pool? Well, it often comes down to picking the short film categories. Luckily for you, the Lagoon Theater will be presenting the ten movies nominated in the short animated film and short live action film categories this Friday
Every Oscar year, I’m usually most excited to see the movies that are nominated in the three short film categories.
The filmmakers behind the Minneapolis-filmed short Ana’s Playground are no doubt used to accolades by this point. But an announcement made on Tuesday was something else altogether.