ever wondered what happens when you are nominated for an oscar? well, now you can find out. ward-o-matic has an in depth interview with john canemaker who won for best animated short(part one here and part two here). sounds like a a whirlwind of parties and inane interviews. i thought this bit was pretty interesting:

All the animation nominees were seated together near the back. A crew member with an earphone named “Heath” came by and told us that during the second commercial break, he would move us to seats right in front of the stage. And “extras”—beautifully dressed unknown actors and actresses—would fill in our seats, so the theatre would always look full on camera.

but does that mean they just have seats set aside for all the nominees? and after the winner is announced they have you move? who sits in those seats before?

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