Aningaaq: The best short narrative that didn’t get an Oscar nominationFebruary 20, 2014
I promised my LifeQuest class I would re-post this. I originally put it up in November.
This is the short film Jonas Cuaron, son of director Alfonso Cuaron, made to complement a pivotal scene in Gravity, one in which Sandra Bullock’s character Ryan Stone, trapped inside the Russian Soyuz space capsule, makes contact via radio with a male voice speaking a foreign language.
Wow. Aningaaq, was financed by Warner Home Video as a potential extra feature for Gravity‘s Blu-ray edition, but the short film gained a life of its own after festival screenings at Venice and Telluride. Now it’s been submitted it for Oscar consideration.
Should Gravity get a Best Picture nomination, and Aningaaq win a nomination in the live-action short category,it will be the first time in Academy Awards history a feature and spinoff short drawn from the same material have been nominated together in the same year.