Animator from Gosport nominated for Oscar

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FROM Gosport to glamorous Hollywood, Daisy Jacobs is hoping to win an Oscar.

The animator’s work has been nominated for Best Short Animation at the Academy Awards and Best British Short Film at the Baftas.

Daisy Jacobs

Daisy Jacobs

At the Oscars, on February 22, Daisy’s film The Bigger Picture will be up against Walt Disney’s short animation Feast as well as other international filmmakers.

The Bigger Picture, also created by Chris Hees, features Daisy’s life-size drawings and full-size sets and tells a dark, humorous tale of caring for an elderly relative.

She used a technique she learnt while at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) which has won her other accolades.

Daisy, a former Bay House School student, started her career in animation while at Central Saint Martin’s University.

Daisy Jacobs pic 2''Daisy Jacobs, 26, from Gosport, is having her film The Bigger Picture screened at the Cannes Film Festival.''She's pictured working on the art, which was used for the stop frame animation. PPP-140105-164933001

Daisy Jacobs pic 2''Daisy Jacobs, 26, from Gosport, is having her film The Bigger Picture screened at the Cannes Film Festival.''She's pictured working on the art, which was used for the stop frame animation. PPP-140105-164933001

She then went on to perfect her skill at the NFTS.

The 26-year-old, who now lives in Westminster, said the nominations were unexpected.

‘For the Baftas, I was told a few days ago,’ she said.

‘But when they announced the Oscars, I was sitting eating breakfast.

‘I started getting a lot of messages so I knew I had been nominated.

‘I was already in the top 10 but I had no idea I would be one of the finalists.

‘I’m looking forward to going to them both but I am not a massive fan of flying.

‘I really dislike it but of course I will go along.’

Daisy added that she is looking forward to seeing the other short films in her categories.

Recently, in December Daisy won the Fremantle Media UK New Talent Award at the Women in Film and Television Awards 2014.

She added: ‘I’ve won different awards over the years but that award was a highlight. It was unexpected and nice to win.

‘I never thought animation would take me so far but it is just something that I really enjoy.’

For more information about The Bigger Picture visit thebiggerpicturefilm.com

The Baftas are on February 8.