Best Live Action Short
Will Win/Should Win - Curfew
Could Win - Asad, Buzkashi Boys
Commentary - Three potential winners, three toss-ups in my opinion. I am going with Curfew because, like so many of our shorts this year, is the most emotionally effective.
Best Animated Short
Will Win - Paperman
Could Win - Adam and Dog, Head Over Heels, Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
Should Win - Adam and Dog
Commentary - A great race with some great films, including a Simpson's short, Disney's best in years, and a former Disney animator creating a refreshing look at the classic Adam and Eve story. But with the voting now open to the whole Academy, and Disney's name attached to Paperman (which was shown before Wreck-It Ralph, another big contender in Animation this year), I think that it is going to be the one to beat. Although, I find it hard that voters would see Adam and Dog and not be moved.