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2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Animated Short

The short subject categories are hard to gauge in most years. When it comes to Best Animated Short, it’s never a bad idea to bet on those shorts that appear before Pixar features.

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However, this year’s Pixar entry, Sanjay’s Super Team, faces some stiff competition.

Acclaimed animator Don Hertzfeldt has an entry in the top five that could give Pixar a run for its money. World of Tomorrow is a mesmerizing time travel adventure using simple animation. Sometimes, less is more.

The category also has Prologue, a film that creator Richard Williams claims took him nearly his whole life to make. A film conceived at the age of 15, the creator thought he might never have the artistic capabilities to make a finished product.  Decades and three Oscars later and, lo and behold, such a product exists.

Update: I have recently reviewed all five of the animated short nominees. You can read the review here and get a better idea of how the race is shaping up.

 

Nominees:

  • Bear Story
  • We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • World of Tomorrow

 

Will Win: Sanjay’s Super Team

Could Win: Bear Story

Dark Horse: World of Tomorrow

 

You can see a full list of Oscar predictions here.

As always, thanks for reading!

—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)

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