Oscars 2020: The Best Live-Action Shorts Nominees, Ranked From Worst to Best

Oscars 2020: The Best Live-Action Shorts Nominees, Ranked From Worst to Best
Look closely: thematic bonds link this year’s five Best Live-Action Short Film contenders, even if they don’t appear to be tightly connected. There are the usual “kids in peril” offerings, a pair of differently-bent projects about modern connection and voyeurism, and a timely examination of what happens after war has seemingly ended.

And yet, for all the myriad tones and narratives tucked inside this year’s five compelling nominees, each of them is run through with one prevailing emotion: hope. It’s hope in many forms, of course, but each of the nominees is built on an hope for something better, something bigger, something more.

Of course, those desires don’t always lead into the easiest of situations, and not every character actively participates in even considering the possibility of dreaming of more, but nonetheless, this year’s live action shorts open windows into worlds all deserving of that next step.
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