This year’s group of Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts are not lighthearted. There’s death, illness and abuse packed into their brief runtimes. Yet the ability to convey a moving story in a short amount of time is an achievement that should not be understated. This year’s shorts are beautifully and artistically created by hard-working teams from around the globe, labors of love that packed an emotional punch into short runtimes. Here are the Animated Shorts nominated for the 2020 Oscars, ranked.