Late Afternoon: Oscar-nominated Short Animation

Late Afternoon” by Louise Bagnall is this year’s Academy Awards nominee in the category of “Best Short Animation”. I somehow prefer it over other nominees, and the frontrunners for the award are considered to be Pixar-produced animation “Bao” and Pixar-related short “Weekends“. Other nominees are touching “One Small Step” and the hilarious and witty “Animal Behaviour“. Normally I enjoy intricate, detailed animations, but, in the case of “Late Afternoon“, I somehow appreciate the simplicity and like how the animation incorporates the concept of memory. Have you watched this year’s nominees yet? Do you have a favourite?


9 Responses to Late Afternoon: Oscar-nominated Short Animation

  1. Rainyshadows says:

    I have seen one small step and now late afternoon. I love them both. Its strange how animated shorts incite a deep impact on me than any other medium. The colours, the music.. This one was so beautiful. Im typing this while wiping my tears

    • dbmoviesblog says:

      These two are definitely very emotional and One Small Step is also inspirational. I always try to follow short animations and how they do at festivals. It takes a real skill to say something profound and connect with the audience in a short time and I think these works deserve a bigger audience and recognition.

  2. mistermuse says:

    Beautiful beyond words.

  3. Keith says:

    I haven’t seen a single nominee. I really need to correct this.

  4. Widdershins says:

    What a wonderful story. 😀 I haven’t seen any shorts since ‘Bao’ and that put me right off. I know it was a metaphor, by heavens to murgatriod, it was harrowing at the end there.

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