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Everything, which is a video game and not a movie, qualified for an Academy Award

June 07, 2017 1 min read

Everything, the universe-spanning, philosophically-minded game from developer David OReilly is the first video game to qualify for an Academy Award. According to a tweet from OReilly, his game earned the Oscar nod after winning the Jury's Prize for Animation at the Vienna Shorts Festival. 

A press release by the Vienna Shorts Festival states that OReilly's work on an 11-minute short film/trailer for Everything took home the prize because "beyond being entertaining [it] has a strong poetic and philosophical theme. It serves a highly educational purpose, including an important political statement, that encourages to let our egos dissolve and gain a new perspective on the world." That's high praise for a video game.

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