Oscar Short Film Finalists Include Pixar’s ‘Bao’

TheWrap ShortList Film Festival selection “Weekends” also makes the cut

Last Updated: December 17, 2018 @ 4:20 PM

Short list finalists for nine categories the 2019 Oscars were published by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with the Pixar short “Bao” listed among the nominees.

A selection from TheWrap’s annual ShortList Film Festival also made the cut in the animated category. “Weekends,” a hand-drawn short based on director Trevor Jimenez’s childhood with his divorced parents, was named a finalist after receiving the jury and audience awards at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

81 animated films and 140 live-action films originally qualified for consideration. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

The final list of nominees will be announced on January 22, with ShortsTV screening the live-action, animation, and documentary short nominees in select theaters prior to the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. Read the live-action and animation short finalists in the list below.

Best Animated Short

“Age of Sail”
“Animal Behaviour”
“Bao”
“Bilby”
“Bird Karma”
“Late Afternoon”
“Lost & Found”
“One Small Step”
“Pépé le Morse”
“Weekends”

Best Live-Action Short

“Caroline”
“Chuchotage”
“Detainment”
“Fauve”
“Icare”
“Marguerite”
“May Day”
“Mother”
“Skin”
“Wale”