2016 Let’s Predict: Best Animated Short

Today’s category is Best Animated Short.

5th Most Likely To Win: Blind Vaysha

“From the moment she was born, Vaysha was a very special girl. With her left eye she can only see into the past, and with her right she can only see the future. The past is familiar and safe, the future is sinister and threatening. The present is a blind spot.”

Intriguing premise, but something tells me a lot of Academy voters won’t get it.

4th Most Likely To Win: Pear Cider And Cigarettes

“The brutally honest story of Robert’s turbulent relationship with a self-destructive, yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.”

It’s probably very good, but it sounds a little too dark for the Academy to fully embrace it.

3rd Most Likely To Win: Pearl

“Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.”

This could potentially be your winner. I’m just not bold enough to predict it. because my top 2 both seem very promising.

2nd Most Likely To Win: Piper

“A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.”

This is the short that played in front of Finding Dory in theaters. It also won the Annie Award for Animated Short. That alone makes it a solid contender, but I just don’t feel that it has enough substance to win.



Borrowed Time

“A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.”

This short was made by Pixar animators but is not officially a Pixar short. I’ve heard some pretty incredible things about this short.

Look at all of the accolades in that picture. I rest my case.


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