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Oscars: Animated Short – Could the Music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono Nab Attention?

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2023 Oscars Predictions:
Best Animated Short

Pachyderme
Pachyderme

Weekly Commentary (Updated Feb. 22, 2024): More to come.

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The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10.


And the Nominees Are:


  1. War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko” (ElectroLeague)
    Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

  2. Letter to a Pig” (Miyu Distribution)
    Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter

  3. Ninety-Five Senses” (Documentary+)
    Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess

  4. Pachyderme” (Miyu Distribution)
    Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius

  5. Our Uniform” (Distributor to be added)
    Yegane Moghaddam


Eligible Titles (Alphabetized) **


  • “Boom”

  • “Eeva”

  • “Humo (Smoke)”

  • “I’m Hip”

  • “A Kind of Testament”

  • “Koerkorter (Dog Apartment)”

  • “Letter to a Pig”

  • “Ninety-Five Senses”

  • “Once Upon a Studio”

  • “Our Uniform”

  • “Pachyderme”

  • “Pete”

  • “27”

  • “War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”

  • “Wild Summon”

2022 category winner: “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” (Apple TV+) — Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

Oscars Predictions Categories

BEST PICTURE | DIRECTOR | BEST ACTOR | BEST ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE | PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | INTERNATIONAL FEATURE | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT

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