A total of 33 films, including Pixar’s Day & Night, are qualifiable for the Academy’s Best Animated Short Film category.
According to Cartoon Brew, which broke the news over the weekend, this year’s list is unique in that only three directors have been previously nominated in the category.
Teddy Newton’s innovative combination of 2D and 3D animation wowed audiences last summer, but will its story blow the Academy away? In my opinion, Day & Night‘s message is not only beautiful, but necessary— so I hope it is properly recognized.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 25th, 2011. Oscar’s red carpet rolls out on February 27th, 2011.
(via Cartoon Brew)