Sheridan Graduate Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short Film


Published February 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm


A Sheridan College graduate has every reason to celebrate after winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening.

Pixar storyboard artist Domee Shi, who graduated with a Bachelor of Animation in 2011, won Best Animated Short Film for her short film Bao.

The film, which released in June of 2018, tells the story of a lonely Chinese mother who gets an unexpected second chance at motherhood when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life.

“As Dumpling grows, however, the inevitable conflicts between parent and child arise and Mom must acknowledge that no one stays little forever,” according to the film’s synopsis on the official Oscars website.

29 year old Shi has been with Pixar since 2011 and has worked on some of their biggest films, including Inside Out, Incredibles 2, and the upcoming Toy Story 4.

Sheridan College, which has campuses in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville, took to Twitter to congratulate Shi for her big win.

“Thanks for inspiring people everywhere to honour their heritage and tell their stories to the world,” the college wrote.

“You make all of Sheridan proud.”

For a full list of 2019’s Oscar winners, click here.

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