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by Peter Knegt
February 17, 2013 5:07 PM
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2013 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Short

"Paperman"
Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 85th Academy Awards through February 24th, when the winners are announced.

The short film races are always extremely tough to call -- especially now that the entire Academy membership is eligible to vote for them. This race seems to be between two films: Disney character animator Minkyu Lee's "Adam and Dog" (which is made from money he saved while working at Disney, though Disney had no involvement) and actual Disney production, John Kahr's "Paperman." The latter won the Annie and will probably win here, but both are great and either could win.

Nominees and predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here, and this list of all the Oscar-nominated films available ON DEMAND right now.
 

The nominees:
"Adam and Dog"
"Fresh Guacamole"
"Head Over Heels"
"Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare"
"Paperman"

Will win: "Paperman"
Could win: "Adam and Dog"
Should win: "Paperman" or "Adam and Dog" would be fine by me.


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3 Comments

  • NameF. Jon Howard | February 24, 2013 7:08 PMReply

    Your CommentHead Over Heels !!! Hands Down ; )

  • Patrick | February 18, 2013 5:00 PMReply

    Paperman won the Annie Award for Animated Short in 2013, but Adam and Dog took the awar in 2o12.

    I prefer Adam and Dog as I thought the emotional range was broader, but like you I would not be upset by Paperman. It was charming.

  • Kevin D. | February 17, 2013 7:39 PMReply

    My heart sides with 'Paperman', and my soul with 'Adam and Dog'.