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Oscar Nominations Announced

When the day broke on February 15, 2000, an old man wasn't humdrum about

joining a list of Oscar nominees that included three misses and my

grandmother who irons shirts! The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and

Sciences has released its list of nominations for this year's Oscar

competition. In the category of animated short films the nominees are:

Aardman Animations' Peter Peaks' HUMDRUM; Torril Cove's MY GRANDMOTHER

IRONED THE KING'S SHIRTS; Alexander Petrov's oil paint on glass in IMAX

format THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA; Paul Driessen's enigmatic 3 MISSES; and

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis' WHEN THE DAY BREAKS, which has won first

place at both the Annecy and Cannes film festivals. Visual effects

nominations went to Imagina first prize winner THE MATRIX; the second

highest grossing film in the history of the world STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE

PHANTOM MENACE; and Sony's hit flick STUART LITTLE. In the often toon

friendly category of best original song the animated nominees are "Blame

Canada" from SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT, "When She Loved Me" from

TOY STORY 2 and "You'll Be In My Heart" from TARZAN. Special effects also

appear in over fifty percent of the best picture nominees this year with

nods going to AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE GREEN MILE and THE SIXTH SENSE. The

short animated films that were short listed but didn't make the cut were:

Character Builders' Oscar Moore's THE INDESCRIBABLE NTH and THE PHOX, THE

BOX AND THE LOX, which screened earlier this year with feature DUDLEY

DO-RIGHT; Oscar Grillo's MONSIEUR PETT; Orly Yadin and Sylvie Bringas'

Holocaust drama, SILENCE; and Eugene Federinko and Rose Newlove's VILLAGE

OF IDIOTS. The 72nd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC

March 26, 2000.

Now that you know the animated short nominees, you can watch clips, hear

from the filmmakers, and then vote for your favorite, by visiting

Animation World Network's Third

Annual Oscar Showcase!

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