The future looks golden (like a sunny summer day) for Partly Cloudy!
Of course, I’m making a reference to a certain golden statuette that Pixar’s latest theatrical short will possibly be in the running for. Yup, that means the Best Animated Short Film Oscar category has been shortlisted and, as usual, Pixar is being considered.
Partly Cloudy is among nine other short ‘toons which were selected out of 37 qualifying submissions this year. The other nine shorts up for consideration include The Cat Piano, French Toast, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, The Kinematograph, The Lady and the Reaper, Logorama, A Matter of Loaf and Death, Runaway, and Variete; you can check many of these out over at /Film. Some are saying that Pete Sohn’s directorial debut is not just a sure bet for nomination, but a clear favorite to win. Can’t say I’m surprised, after all it’s sweet and has gotten a lot of exposure. Let’s hope for the best!
Academy voters in the Short Film and Animation branch will select five of the above ten animated vignettes to be announced on February 2nd, 2010 nominations. The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be televised live March 7th, 2010 on ABC.