A Sheridan College graduate has every reason to celebrate after winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday evening.
Pixar storyboard artist Domee Shi, who graduated with a Bachelor of Animation in 2011, won Best Animated Short Film for her short film Bao.
Congratulations, Domee on your win tonight at @TheAcademy Awards! Thanks for inspiring people everywhere to honour their heritage and tell their stories to the world. You make all of Sheridan proud.#SheridanOscars #SheridanAlumni #SheridanProud #Animation50 #SheridanAnimation pic.twitter.com/nGKnpmsQBD
— Sheridan College (@sheridancollege) February 25, 2019
The film, which released in June of 2018, tells the story of a lonely Chinese mother who gets an unexpected second chance at motherhood when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life.
“As Dumpling grows, however, the inevitable conflicts between parent and child arise and Mom must acknowledge that no one stays little forever,” according to the film’s synopsis on the official Oscars website.
29 year old Shi has been with Pixar since 2011 and has worked on some of their biggest films, including Inside Out, Incredibles 2, and the upcoming Toy Story 4.
Domee Shi: "We’re so happy Bao was embraced by the Academy and the world. Two more amazing shorts by female directors have just come out from Pixar as well. Bao blazed a trail and we’re happy to be the first of many."
— OscarInterviews (@OscarInterviews) February 25, 2019
Sheridan College, which has campuses in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville, took to Twitter to congratulate Shi for her big win.
“Thanks for inspiring people everywhere to honour their heritage and tell their stories to the world,” the college wrote.
“You make all of Sheridan proud.”
For a full list of 2019’s Oscar winners, click here.