10 animated shorts move ahead in 2011 Oscar race

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Oscar Acad­emy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sciences

The Acad­emy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences announced Thurs­day that 10 ani­mated short films will advance in the vot­ing process for the 84th Acad­emy Awards.

Forty-four pic­tures had orig­i­nally qual­i­fied in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alpha­bet­i­cal order by title, with their pro­duc­tion company:

Dimanche/Sunday, Patrick Doyon, direc­tor (National Film Board of Canada)
The Fan­tas­tic Fly­ing Books of Mr. Mor­ris Less­more, William Joyce and Bran­don Old­en­burg, direc­tors (Moon­bot Stu­dios LA, LLC)
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat, Matthew O’Callaghan, direc­tor and Sam Reg­is­ter, exec­u­tive pro­ducer (Warner Bros. Ani­ma­tion Inc.)
La Luna, Enrico Casarosa, direc­tor (Pixar Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios)
Lumi­naris, Juan Pablo Zaramella, direc­tor (JPZ­tu­dio)
Magic Piano, Mar­tin Clapp, direc­tor and Hugh Welch­man, pro­ducer (Break­Thru Films)
A Morn­ing Stroll, Grant Orchard, direc­tor and Sue Goffe, pro­ducer (Stu­dio aka)
Paths Of Hate, Damian Nenow, direc­tor (Platige Image)
Specky Four-Eyes (Cul de Bouteille), Jean-Claude Rozec, direc­tor and Math­ieu Cour­tois, pro­ducer (Vive­ment Lundi!)
Wild Life, Amanda For­bis and Wendy Tilby, direc­tors (National Film Board of Canada)

The Short Films and Fea­ture Ani­ma­tion Branch Review­ing Com­mit­tee viewed all the eli­gi­ble entries for the pre­lim­i­nary round of vot­ing in 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 January.

The 84th Acad­emy Awards nom­i­na­tions will be announced live at 5:30 a.m. PT on Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 24 in the Academy’s Samuel Gold­wyn Theater.

Acad­emy Awards for out­stand­ing film achieve­ments of 2011 will be pre­sented Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 26 at the Kodak The­atre at Hol­ly­wood & High­land Cen­ter, and tele­vised live by ABC. The Oscar pre­sen­ta­tion also will be tele­vised live in more than 200 coun­tries worldwide.

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