This year’s Oscar nominated animated short films are:
“The Bigger Picture” – about a mother-son relationship
“The Dam Keeper” – a beautiful tale of a pig, his animal friends and enemies – and his big responsibility
“Feast” – this Disney animated short film showcases a dog’s growing appetite and love for his owner
“Me and My Moulton” – a family expose relating to qualities, characteristics, traits and bicycles
“A Single Life” – a bold, two-minute short about music and the importance of the one life we have to live
The Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films are presented every year in select theaters nationwide thanks to The Academy and Shorts International. If you’d like to see if the Shorts are playing near you, go to Shorts.TV. This is a great way to help win your family and friends Oscar pool!
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.