About the 91st Annual Academy Awards
The 91st Academy Awards (The Oscars) will honor the best films of 2018. The Academy Awards will be given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to 24 categories. The event will be hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. The ceremony will be held on February 24, 2019.
Prediction: I would really love to see the movie, one small step, win this category. The animation is absolutely stunning and the storyline is heartwarming. I do think the movie, the weekends is a strong contender as well. Two very different films that discuss the lifestyle and mentality of young children.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Credit: Alison Snowden and David Fine
About: A group of five animals with emotional and psychological problems meet for a therapy session.
Fun Fact: The film was produced by hand using TVPaint digital software
Credit: Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
About: A lonely Chinese mother suffering is thrilled to become a parent again when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life.
Fun Fact: First short film at Pixar to be directed by a woman.
Credit: Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
About: A woman named Emily who suffers from dementia.
Fun Fact: The short was produced by the Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon.
One Small Step
Credit: Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
About: A daughter’s journey to become an astronaut.
Fun Fact: Created by TAIKO Studios which was founded in 2017 by CEO Shaofu Zhang in both Los Angeles and Wuhan, China.
Credit: Trevor Jimenez
About: A young boy adjusts to his new life after his parent’s divorce.
Fun Fact: Trevor Jimenez is a Canadian filmmaker who has worked as a story artist for more than 10 years. He has worked on numerous projects at Pixar, Cinderbiter, Disney Feature Animation, Illumination Entertainment, and Blue Sky Studios.