[Reporter Yang So-young on the Daily Economy Star Today]

Erick Oh’s new short film ‘OPERA’, which is about to be exhibited in Seoul this year, was nominated for the short animation category at the 93rd Academy Awards.

On the 15th, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced the final nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards.

Erick Oh’s ‘Opera’ was nominated for the Oscars short animation category. It is the only Korean production for the Oscars, and the only Asian work in the short animation section.

Erick Oh ‘Opera’ has already been specially screened at leading animation companies such as Disney, Pixar, Blizzard, and Cinesite, and it is expected that ‘Opera’ will already be nominated for an academy in various media such as the LA Times and Variety, receiving hot reviews. It also became.

Erick Oh participated in ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Inside Out’ at Pixar’s animation studio, and is the first Korean animation director to win ‘Crystal’, the highest prize in the TV series category, at ‘Annecy’, the world’s best animation awards ceremony.

This new work ‘Opera’ was selected as an official screening at many film festivals including the four major animation film festivals in the world last year and received a good response. In Korea, it was recognized for its workability by receiving the ‘Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award’ in the animation section at the 2020 Korea Contents Awards.

The world animation industry is paying attention to the news that ‘Opera’ was nominated for this Oscar, and ‘Opera’ is scheduled to be presented to the public through a large media art exhibition for the first time in Korea this year.

The 93rd Academy Awards will be held on the 25th of next month.

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