Regardless if you care about the Oscars or not, everyone watches for two main reasons: to see the stars strut their stuff on the red carpet, and to participate in a yearly Oscar pool. So every year, we try and make it a little easier for everyone who’s having trouble choosing their picks. Not too many people have had the opportunity to watch the animated short films prior to the event, but what most people don’t know, is that they often make their way online in advance of Oscar night. Below you can watch the shorts nominated this year. Let us know who you think has the best chance in winning, and good luck to all the filmmakers nominated. Enjoy
Nominated for Best Animated Short at the 85th Academy Awards, this 10-minute stop motion animation premiered in 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival and won Oscar-qualifying grand prizes at Anima Mundi, Heartland Film Festival, and Austin Film Festival. Head Over Heels is a graduate work from Timothy Reckart, who produced the effort at the National Film And Television School in London. The film is clearly the underdog but it still very much deserves the nomination.
Synopsis: After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, their equilibrium comes crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way put their marriage back together.