Thursday, January 15, 2015

And the Nominees Are ...

These six from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

And the front-runners would be How To Train Your Dragon and Big Hero 6 for all the obvious reasons:

Big Hero is from a monster conglomerate named Disney. (On the other hand, Frozen won last year and the Academy usually doesn't go to the same well in successive years.)

How To Train Your Dragon 2 picked up a Golden Globe for "Best Animated Feature", will likely win an Annie (maybe?), and DreamWorks hasn't won a "Best Animated Feature" statuette in a while.

I don't think you can rule out the other nominees, but the academy's voting members are tilted toward the major California animation studios, and I think it's foolish to pretend otherwise.


2 comments:

F. Kousac said...

Wow. How did a piece of junk like box trolls even get nominated? One of the worst produced kids cartoons ever.

Craig Svonkin said...

Wow, and of these films, I liked Boxtrolls the best!

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