Evaluating the best animated short category is not easy given that I have not seen any of the films. Five films are nominated: Badgered, The Moon and the Sun, The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello, 9, and One Man Band. None of the nominees are previous Oscar winners. However, One Man Band is a Pixar product and 9 is currently being turned into a feature film. Shane Acker, the creator of 9, won a Student Academy Award last year. The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello won the Australian Film Institute award for best short animation, is nominated for a BAFTA award, and has a nifty website. I am going to go out on a limb and say that Jasper Morello, the story of an aerial navigator searching for redemption after a tragic mistake, will take home the award.