The Oscar nominee that says a lot just with its title
By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no Oscar nominee this year quite like the one from Pamela Ribon. And not just because of a title that’s tough on a spam filter. Her film “My Year of Dicks is one of the more hysterical, painful and sweet portraits of adolescent awkwardness. It’s nominated for best animated short film at next month’s Academy Awards. It documents Ribon’s aim as a 15-year-old to lose her virginity in 1991 while growing up on the outskirts of Houston. It proceeds as five cringe-inducing chapters of intimate encounters. In some ways, Ribon’s film is a capsule of a bygone era.