Sheridan College grad wins Oscar!

Alumna Domee Shi (right) accepts her Oscar win alongside Bao producer Becky Neiman-Cobb. The pair took home Best Animated Short during the 91st Annual Academy Awards.

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Alumna wins Academy Award

Congratulations to Domee Shi (Bachelor of Animation ’11), winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for her directorial debut, Bao.

Shi, a storyboard artist with Pixar, is the first female director of a short from the studio. Bao, which screened ahead of Incredibles 2 in theatres this past summer, tells the story of an aging Chinese-Canadian mother who gets an unexpected second chance at motherhood when a dumpling comes to life.

Fellow grad and Pixar story artist Trevor Jimenez (Bachelor of Animation ’07) was also nominated for Best Animated Short for Weekends. Animal Behaviour, produced by Michael Fukushima (Animation ’85), also earned a nod in the category.

Along with Bao, over one-dozen animation alumni were part of the team that worked on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won Best Animated Feature at last night’s Oscar ceremony. And Emmy award-winner Craig Henighan (Media Arts ’95) was part of the team to be nominated in the Best Sound Mixing category for his work on Roma.

Read more about Sheridan at the Oscars. 


Domee Shi, Bao, Trevor Jimenez, Sheridan College grad wins Oscar
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