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Icelandic Animated Short Nominated for Oscar

By Erik Pomrenke

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Photo: Sara Gunnarsdóttir.

Icelandic director Sara Gunnarsdóttir’s animated short, “My Year of Dicks,” was nominated for an Academy Award under the category Best Animated Short Film.

The nominations were announced at a ceremony last night, January 24, where the title of the film was occasion for some humour. 

The animated short is based on the comedic memoirs of Pamela Ribon, and centres around an American teenager’s coming of age.

Also nominated for best short film were The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse; The Flying Sailor; Ice Merchants; and An Ostrich Told me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe it.

The final selection will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony, hosted this March in Los Angeles.

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