With Oscar less than two weeks away, and voting ending Tuesday, lots of campaigns are desperately trying to grab their last votes. One of the more obscure but hotly contested campaigns is for Best Animated Short, which Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond lays out.
Disney Animation has a lovely entry, and so do The Simpsons, along with two other strong contenders. But a category that has long had room for student entries scores another terrific stop-motion animation challenger here, “Head Over Heels,” from an American grad student who created the work while attending England’s National Film and Television School.
Read all of Pete’s rundown on the race, and watch the entire “Head Over Heels” (we have links to Disney’s entry and others too) here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/oscars-head-over-heels-student-films-takes-on-major-studios/
“Head Over Heels,” a nicely done metaphor of a relationship gone stale, is worth watching. Not only that, Pete’s inside knowledge here and elsewhere on Deadline can help you fill out those obscure down-ballot categories for your Oscar-watching party that make all the difference in snagging the pool.