With just over a week to go before the longest Oscar season in history comes to a close, it may seem like every story about the state of the race has been played out. Yes, “Nomadland” is still the frontrunner, Best Actress comes down to Carey Mulligan vs. Viola Davis, and who knows if anyone will actually tune into the show itself. But the nominations go well beyond the major categories, and Oscar season is actually exciting again if you only focus on the short films.
That’s what Screen Talk hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson do in this week’s episode of the podcast, as they dig through the live action, animation, and documentary nominees to share their favorites and guess at which ones have the edge. (Bear with us as we stumbled on a few titles that were unfamiliar to us; check out the full list of nominees and more coverage here.)
Watch the full episode above or listen to it below.