Since I am a huge dork I have a print-out of all of the Oscar nominations, with everything I’ve seen highlighted. I just was able to highlight the entire “best animated short film” category, which is -sweet-. I don’t know if they’ve done this before in Seattle and I just missed it (which seems unlikely), but this year they’re showing the short nominees at the Varsity. I’m going to go to the live action ones later this week. I’m afraid that “One Man Band” will win, just because it’s Pixar, but cute as it was, it wasn’t the best. Shorts are really diverse, though, so it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. The best visually was definitely “The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello” in all its steam punk glory.