I saw the Live Action Short Film nominees today. This category, along with the other short categories, is always so complicated! I see that the Voorman Problem is the statistical “frontrunner”, yet after watching the films, there is no way I could rank that #1 with a straight face, therefore I had to completely change up my order in that category.
I attended in a group of 5 people and amongst the 5 of us, there were two clear standouts: “Aquel No Era Yo” and “Just Before Losing Everything”. All of us actually picked “Just Before Losing Everything” as our favorite of the bunch, but I could see the Academy voting for something more political and intense like “Aquel No Era Yo”, which was also good, although a little too much for my taste.
The glaring ray of clarity that did come from seeing them was my ability to throw “The Voorman Problem” out the window. Even if it wins, I will be annoyed, and I can’t bring myself to cast a vote for my least favorite choice even if it seems to be the frontrunner for some reason.
Who else has seen these films? Thoughts?