A necessity in any well-rounded Academy Awards is the Shorts categories. The live action shorts were narrowed down from a staggering 125 entries to a much more respectable 11 (barring a tie).

  • “A Fábrica (The Factory),” Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual)
  • “Asad,” Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man)
  • “Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project)
  • “Curfew,” Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic Pictures)
  • “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw),” Tom Van Avermaet, director, and Ellen De Waele, producer (Serendipity Films)
  • “Henry,” Yan England, director (Yan England)
  • “Kiruna-Kigali,” Goran Kapetanovic, director (Hepp Film AB)
  • “The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars,” Silvia Bizio and Paola Porrini Bisson, producers (Oh! Pen LLC)
  • “9meter,” Anders Walther, director, and Tivi Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions A/S)
  • “Salar,” Nicholas Greene, director, and Julie Buck, producer (Nicholas Greene)
  • “when you find me,” Ron Howard, executive producer, and Bryce Dallas Howard, director (Freestyle Picture Company)

Most of you can all go back to not caring now. However, looking at the list, the only names that pop out are in the last entry, “when you find me” with executive producer, Ron Howard, and daughter director, Bryce Dallas Howard. My money is placed on that one to land a nomination. I’ll see you January 10th, 2013 to see if I was right.

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