Here’s a good little Friday treat; some of you may have already seen one (or both) of these shorts, but if not they’re both worth a look. First we’ve got Coyote Falls, the first of three new CGI Road Runner shorts produced by Warner Bros. It ran in theaters, in 3D, this summer, but if you missed it now’s your chance. And then there’s Wiley vs. Rhodes, a live-action short of uncertain origin that does a great job capturing the spirit of the Road Runner cartoons. Read More »

Awards season is definitely upon us, with the Gotham awards and Independent Spirit nominations kicking things off. Now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the shortlist of ten animated and live-action shorts that will be considered for Oscar nominations. Three to five nominees will be selected from each category, and the nominations will be announced along with all the other Oscar nominations on January 25 2011.

Check out the full list of c0ontenders after the break. The 83rd Academy Awards will take place on February 27, 2011, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Read More »