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Oscars Predictions: Best Animated Short – ‘Us Again’ Gets Help From the Momentum of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Other notable contenders include "Bestia," "The Musician," "Namoo," "Robin Robin" and "Step into the River."

Us Again

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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST ANIMATED SHORT

UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More commentary to be added.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022.

Precursor Awards Leader: None
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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM DISTRIBUTOR DIRECTOR
1 “Namoo” Baobab Studios Erick Oh
2 Us Again Walt Disney Pictures Zach Parrish
3 “Robin Robin” Netflix Dan Ojari, Mikey Please
4 “Bestia” Miyu Distribution Hugo Covarrubias
5 “The Musician” MTV Entertainment Reza Riahi
NEXT IN LINE
6 “Step into the River” The New Yorker Weijia Ma
7 “Mum is Pouring Rain” Dandelooo Hugo de Faucompret
8 “The Windshield Wiper” The Animation Showcase Alberto Mielgo
9 “Affairs of the Art” The New Yorker Joanna Quinn, Les Mills
10 “Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice” Kingulliit Productions Zacharias Kunuk
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 “Flowing Home” Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada Sandra Desmazieres
12 “Souvenir Souvenir” The Animation Showcase Bastien Dubois
13 “Bad Seeds” Office National Du F Ilm Du Canada Claude Cloutier
14 “Only a Child” Amka Films Simone Giampaolo
15 “Boxballet” Melnitsa Animation Studio Anton Dyakov

2022 Academy Awards Predictions

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About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

  • The date for the 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022