Oscars 2020: Best Animated Short Film Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Animated Short Film Predictions
A record 92 animated shorts qualified for Oscar consideration this season, and it’s an eclectic group of nominees and family and friendship. There are three stop-motion works, and two that are 2D (“Hair Love” and “Kitbull”). Three are directed by women — “Daughter’s” Daria Kashcheeva, “Kitbull’s” Rosana Sullivan, and “Sister’s” Siqi Song” — and “Hair Love” is directed by Black filmmaker Matthew Cherry.

Cherry’s “Hair Love,” the favorite, concerns a single Black father trying to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. It was financed through Kickstarter, animated by Six Point Harness, and distributed by Sony Pictures Animation.

“Kitbull” (from Pixar’s experimental SparkShorts program), from story artist Sullivan (“Toy Story 4”), is a quirky short about the unlikely friendship between a kitten that lives in garbage cans and a pitbull in San Francisco’s Mission District.

With “Sister,” Song explores her upbringing under China’s
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