The Beat's Annual guide to winning the Oscar® Pool: Best Animated Shorts

As we point out every year, picking the big categories at the Oscars is easy — sentiment and other awards and past voting practices make for a formula that is easy to call, even when it changes over Awards season — see: THE KING’S SPEECH. So to truly ace your Oscar picks and win the big prize, you’ve got to master the obscure categories like Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short. We don’t handicap the first caegory — although you can’t go wrong picking anything about horrible genocide topics like AIDS, Rwanda, the Holocaust and so on.


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