The biggest complaint I hear about the Oscars, from highbrow friends and low, is always this:
"But I haven't even seen the films!"
Well, fine - Salon is going to help you out with that. For a limited time, they are hosting five of the films nominated in the two Best Short categories, Animated and Live Action, for viewing via Windows Media. And yes, you must either be a Salon Premium subscriber or be willing to click-through an ad to watch. But at least now you can find something new to bitch about.
The available animated films include:
and the live-action shorts are: