I’m here to tell you that yes, it is too bad My Year of Dicks didn’t win. And while even the most diehard cinema fans don’t usually spend a lot of time talking about the shorts categories at the Oscars, I would like to take a moment to mourn the fact that, even in a year where the Academy gave plenty of awards to a truly unique movie, they could not bring themselves to reward the weirdest—and best—of the animated short films.
Don’t merely remember My Year of Dicks as a title that made you and Pedro Pascal giggle during Oscar night. Remember it is an actual movie that made you guffaw, grossed you out, and opened your heart just a little bit.
I didn't see all the nominees in the short film categories, but I did happen to see My Year Of Dicks and The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse (Apple TV+) and while I agree with the author that Boy/Mole/Fox/Horse didn't do much for me (seems a nice kids book), I didn't dislike it as he seemed to. I'll just take this opportunity to guide anyone who's interested over to Vimeo to see this truly personal, special film that I promise will stick with you.