ADD theatre: A peek at Oscar’s shorts
No, I still haven’t seen The Artist (he sheepishly admits, in front of God and everybody else on the internet). Nor have I seen fellow Oscar contenders The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. That’s right, I’ll say it again. Out of nine films nominated for Best Picture, I have only seen three. I can’t see ‘em all. And is it my fault that press screenings for the most hyped Hollywood product (from which a majority of the nominees tend to be drawn from) are usually scheduled at, say, 10am on a weekday? Love to attend, but I have to, what do they call that…work for a living? Besides, I’ve never regarded film as a sporting event, which is what the Oscars dumb it down to. So shoot me. Revoke my critic’s license and strip me of my “credibility”. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my Oscar speech (bows to the audience).
Funny thing, though. I have managed to catch all of the (traditionally more elusive) Oscar nominees for Best Short Film-Animation and Best Short Film-Live Action. And the good news is you can, too.
Go Here to see the full list, and short reviews of each.