The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards out of fifty-six films that had originally qualified in the category.
Among the shortlisted titles is Disney’s Paperman, directed by John Kahrs, which is currently playing nationally in front of Wreck-it Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The 85th Academy Awards final nominations (3 – 5 in this particular category) will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 am PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The remaining nine animated shorts also being considered for nomination are: Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films); Combustible, Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.); Dripped, Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy); The Eagleman Stag, Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art); The Fall of the House of Usher, Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm); Fresh Guacamole, PES, director (PES); Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School); Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’,” David Silverman, director (Gracie Films); and Tram, Michaela Pavlátová, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Productions)
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.