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
The youngest member of the Simpson family has a big adventure at a nursery school in this Oscar-nominated animated short film. The Longest Daycare is the first ever Simpson short and was originally shown prior to screenings of Ice Age: Continental Drift, similar to the way Disney has been implementing Pixar shorts with theatrical releases. The film is the second Simpsons theatrical release and is a sequel to Maggie’s storyline in the episode “A Streetcar Named Marge”. With the show certainly in its declining years, the short is the best we’ve had from The Simpsons in recent memory.