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Animated film-maker up for Oscar
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The Oscars is the biggest event in the awards calendar
A Scottish film-maker has been nominated for an Oscar for a seven-minute animated piece she made in film school.

Sharon Colman, from Balloch, has been nominated for best animated short film for her work Badgered.

It is the story of the desperate measures a grumpy badger goes to in a bid to get some sleep.

Ms Colman studied at Glasgow School of Art and the National Film and Television School.

She will be up against the animation giants Pixar for the award, which will be announced in Los Angeles on 5 March.

Pixar is the firm behind animated hits such as The Incredibles, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc and A Bug's Life.

Ms Colman said she was looking forward to the experience and added that she hopes to meet fellow film school graduate Nick Park.

He is another British Oscar nominee, with his film Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were Rabbit selected for the best animated film award.


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