Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rooting for Oscar nominees

Update: Fixed broken link for "Granny O'Grimm"

One of the most boring segments of the generally boring Oscar telecast are the awards for categories about which you know nothing. The last few years, a lot of the interesting technical categories have been shoved into a separate ceremony on another day, usually hosted by a pretty girl, the proximity of which is no doubt a unique experience for many of the tech nerds who are nominated.

But the documentaries and shorts are still part of the principal broadcast. So that you can have a rooting interest in the category for Best Animated Short, you can see all the nominees here before the Awards. (I would have embedded video for all of them, but had to settle for links for the first three.)

French Roast

Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty

The Lady and the Reaper


and perhaps with an unfair advantage, Wallace and Gromit in A Matter of Loaf and Death:

Wallace And Gromit - A Matter Of Loaf And Death

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