The Simpsons might win an Oscar, heavy on the "might"

While it's probably a long shot, a four-minute Simpsons short is currently included on the list of ten (narrowed down from 56) animated shorts that are eligible for an Oscar this year. Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" was shown (in 3D) before Ice Age: Continental Drift this past summer and featured a fierce battle between the youngest Simpson and Baby Gerald. Written by James L. Brooks and Matt Groening, The Longest Daycare's possible nod could be sweet, sweet payback for The Simpsons Movie being shut out for Best Animated Feature back in 2008. But, as I said, it might be a long-shot; other nominees include Disney's Paperman (currently being shown before Wreck-It-Ralph), Minkyu Lee's Adam and Dog, PES' Fresh Guacamole, and Raul Garcia's The Fall of the House of Usher, which is narrated by Sir Christopher Lee. The Wrap has the complete list of the ten final contenders, and the nominees will be announced January 10. (via Splitsider)


  1. Hmmm, ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT  comes out December 11th on DVD, but it doesn’t appear the SIMPSONS short is part of the extras.

    ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT is currently at the $2 discount theater near me, but I’d be really annoyed if I went to it and found they weren’t showing the short!

  2. Fresh Guacamole only came out this past year!?  It feels like it’s been a while.

    Mr. PES does awesome work, but alas, I suspect it just isn’t a contender for this sort of prize.

  3. I’m sorry, but my vote goes to Paperman. It was so well done. I enjoyed that short so much that if Wreck It Ralph had sucked, I still would have left the theater happy. 

    Fortunately it’s a freaking great film as well.

  4. One major factor to consider about The Simpson Movie being shut out of the best animated feature category at the 2008 Oscars was that it was a massive steaming pile of shite though ….

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