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Oscar Backstage: Short Subjects

Oscar Backstage: Short Subjects

The three short films, animated, live action and doc, did not go the way I expected. I thought Logorama–a must-see clever short made up entirely of commercial logos– would be too hip for the Academy, which would go for Nick Park for the second time, but they must have gotten tired of Wallace & Gromit being nominated five times before. The live action short The New Tenants was my favorite and I shouldn’t have listened to the people telling me why it couldn’t win! So much for winning any Oscar pools. The five films vying for doc short were all strong, but I admit that HBO’s Music by Prudence, about a disabled South African singer, haunted me for days.

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