Manan and I did something really fun yesterday that I’ve never done before. We went to the theater down by the Embarcadero to watch all of this year’s Oscar nominated shorts! Now, every year most people just care about who’s going to win Best Picture or Best Actress or Best Actor and the shorts don’t get that much action. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Oscar nominated short previously so seeing five this year at once was a big deal to me. Manan told me that even though they don’t get a lot of buzz, there’s something really incredible about them. Because they are considered shorts – the people behind them have to make sure that everything is explicit and pretty straightforward since you’re not getting a lot of context. These all varied in length too some at just 12 minutes and some up to 30 minutes.
This year’s nominations:
- Ave Maria
- Everything Will Be Okay
- Day One
At the end of it all, Manan and I asked each which one we liked the best and which one we thought would win. We both were in agreement; we LOVED Stutterer, but we think Shok will win. I read some predictions this morning that some people thought Ave Maria or Day One would win, but Ave Maria was my least favorite of the brunch and Day One was too unrealistic for me and not believable one bit.