Mary Poppins Returns
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This is a time of heightened engagement by both filmmakers and the Academy itself, and this year's ballot certainly reflects that mindset.
As always, there is an eclectic mix.
As a group, these short films sing.
The Oscar-nominated shorts may have smaller running times, but the themes tackled are often big.
This year's crop of Academy Award-nominated live action shorts - several of them made as newbie filmmakers' calling cards - make up in earnest humanity for what they lack in technical sophistication.
While the entries are strong, they're far from definitive.
A stellar group of short films with plenty of emotional heft to highlight where some of the best cinema is being made today.
My pick: I think the quietly shocking 'DeKalb Elementary' may win for its very of-the-moment story about a school office worker's attempt to de-escalate an invading gunman's rage via patience and empathy.
DeKalb Elementary resonated both with me as a viewer and likely with Oscar voters who've yet to cast their ballots.
All five contenders in the live action category are strong enough to win the Oscar.
Perhaps the most stunning short is the 22-minute "Watu Wote: All of Us" from Germany.
This year's package of Oscar-nominated live-action shorts aren't as strong as those in recent years, but there are a couple gems to be found.
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