TOKYO — Japan has picked Ishii Yuya's quirky drama “The Great Passage” (Fune o Amu) as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. It stars Matsuda Ryuhei as a nerdy bookworm who…
Oscar Live Action Short Film
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Voting in all 24 Oscar categories will be open for the first time in 2013-14 to the entire membership of the Academy.
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Wide-eyed children and dying old men once again make up the majority of the Academy's live-action short offerings, making for a solid if disappointingly familiar crop of nominees.
Two of the five Academy Award nominees for live action short film, "Asad" and "Buzkashi Boys," are set in countries that are in the midst of years-long conflict.
While devoid of instant classics, Oscar's toon shorts noms were clearly selected for concept and originality, making for a delightful survey when viewed together.
All five finalists leave auds wanting more, illustrating that not all stories require 90 or more minutes in order to convey an inspired idea.
Easily the most mainstream lineup in this category in years, which should boost the program's theatrical potential.
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