In perfect contrast to the dark and lifeless vacuum of space presented in the hit film "Gravity," Warner Bros. has released a short companion film set on a remote, snow-blasted fjord in Greenland. The scene, originally shot to be included in the movie, was cut and positioned to live on as an extra on the Blu-ray disc. Thanks to strong word-of-mouth during showings at various film festivals, however, "Aningaaq" may now have a shot at making Oscars' history. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Now Warners has submitted it for Oscar consideration in the live-action short category; should it snag a nomination alongside its sure-bet blockbuster companion, they are poised to make Academy Awards history as the first feature and spinoff short drawn from the same material to be nominated together in the same year.
You can view the beautiful seven-minute short film below. Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be announced on January 16th, 2014.
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