Went out with my friend John last night to see the Oscar nominated animated shorts at the Varsity, and it was totally worth the price of admission. They included the 5 nominees, and also 3 additional that were in the "top 10" shortlist. There was a new Wallace & Grommit (OMGYAY), which I think you can get on Netflix, called "A Matter of Loaf or Death" which of course I have much love for, and "The Kinematograph" from Poland was just devestatingly beautiful...all of the people have these fine whorls and eddies to their skin, like woodgrain. Really stood out, though in seeing which other shorts made it to the final nominees list I can see why it wasn't included.
Basically, go watch it if you have a little time to kill & would like to see some awesome animation.