For the first time ever, a video game trailer has qualified for an Oscar
Honestly, for me the flip-flopping bears would’ve qualified it for an Oscar alone — but this qualification is a lot more legitimate than just my feelings for animated bears.
Of course, Everything and its 10-minute gameplay trailer (up top) won’t win a Best Picture Academy Award (aside from any kind of La La Land, Golden Globes mix-up joke someone feels inclined to make). It does, however, stand to compete for one in the animated short film category, thanks to its recent win of the jury prize for animation at the Vienna Shorts Festival.
Here’s the jury’s statement on the trailer:
Winning a festival