The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films — out of a qualifying total of 56 — will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. Among the shortlisted shorts are Get A Horse! from Walt Disney Animation Studios, which will play ahead of Frozen when it debuts in theaters on November 27, 2013.
The other shorts which made the list are: Feral (Daniel Sousa), Gloria Victoria (National Film Board of Canada), Hollow Land (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada), The Missing Scarf (Belly Creative Inc.), Mr. Hublot (Zeilt Productions), Possessions (Sunrise Inc.), Requiem for Romance (Kungfu Romance Productions Inc.), Room on the Broom (Magic Light Pictures) and Subconscious Password (National Film Board of Canada with the participation of Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment).
The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.
Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December.
The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 am PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.