The Oscar’s nominations for the shorts of this year are disappointing. Especially for live action, compared to how I felt in the cinema last year, this year is a total let-down. The Silent Child is the only one that I think attains to the level of quality that I was expecting. And it won. The heart and soul of the film (from people who made it) are very much palpable, so much so that the feelings easily reach you and it all becomes comprehensible.