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Oscars 2020: Best Animated Feature

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The 32 films in contention (with the ones I've seen in bold):

  • “Abominable”
  • “The Addams Family”
  • “The Angry Birds Movie 2”
  • “Another Day of Life”
  • “Away”
  • “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles”
  • “Children of the Sea”
  • “Dilili in Paris”
  • “Frozen II”
  • “Funan”
  • “Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of Savagery”
  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
  • “I Lost My Body”
  • “Klaus”
  • “The Last Fiction”
  • “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
  • “Marona’s Fantastic Tale”
  • “Missing Link”
  • “Ne Zha”
  • “Okko’s Inn”
  • “Pachamama”
  • “Promare”
  • “Rezo”
  • “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
  • “Spies in Disguise”
  • “The Swallows of Kabul”
  • “This Magnificent Cake!”
  • “The Tower”
  • “Toy Story 4”
  • “Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris”
  • “Weathering with You”
  • “White Snake”

The nominees will be announced January 13.

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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The Annie Award nominees (with the films I have seen in bold):

8 nominations

  • Frozen 2 -- Best Animated Feature, Directing, Writing, Character Design, Character Animation, Voice Acting (Josh Gad), Visual Effects, Music

8 nominations in 7 categories

  • Missing Link -- Best Animated Feature, Directing, Production Design, Storyboarding (x2) Character Animation, Visual Effects, Editing

7 nominations

  • Klaus -- Best Animated Feature, Directing, Production Design, Storyboarding, Character Design, Character Animation, Editing

6 nominations

  • Toy Story 4 -- Best Animated Feature, Writing, Voice Acting (Tony Hale), Visual Effects, Editing, Music

6 nominations in 5 categories

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World -- Best Animated Feature, Writing, Production Design, Character Animation (x2), Editing
  • I Lost My Body -- Best INDIE Feature, Directing, Writing, Storyboarding (x2), Music

4 nominations

  • Abominable -- Production Design, Character Design, Voice Acting (Tenzing Norgay Trainor), Visual Effects
  • Weathering with You -- Best INDIE Feature, Directing, Writing, Visual Effects

2 nominations

  • The Addams Family -- Production Design, Character Design
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 -- Voice Acting (Jenny Slate), Editing
  • Spies in Disguise -- Character Design, Music

1 nomination

  • Away -- Music
  • Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles -- Best INDIE Feature
  • Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus -- Voice Acting (Richard Horvitz)
  • Okko's Inn -- Best INDIE Feature

The winners will be announced January 25.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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The Art Directors Guild nominees in this category:

  • “Abominable” – Max Boas
  • “Frozen II” – Michael Giaimo
  • “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – Pierre-Olivier Vincent
  • “The Lion King” – James Chinlund
  • “Toy Story 4” – Bob Pauley

So, the guild agrees with the Annie Award nominations for Production Design re: the two DreamWorks films (Abominable and How to Train Your Dragon), but substitutes Disney films Frozen IIThe Lion King and Toy Story 4 for KlausMissing Link and The Addams Family.

The winner will be announced February 1.

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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The ACE Eddies nominees:

  • Frozen 2
  • I Lost My Body
  • Toy Story 4

The winners will be announced January 17.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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The Cinema Audio Society nominees:

  • Abominable
  • Frozen II
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The Lion King
  • Toy Story 4

The winners will be announced January 25.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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The Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards nominees in this category:

  • Abominable
  • Frozen II
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The Lion King
  • Missing Link
  • Spies in Disguise
  • Toy Story 4
  • White Snake

The winner will be announced January 19.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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The Producers Guild nominees in this category:

  • Abominable
  • Frozen II
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

The winner will be announced January 18.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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The Visual Effects Society nominees in this category:

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature

  • Frozen II
  • Klaus
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature

  • Frozen II (The Water Nokk)
  • Klaus (Jesper)
  • Missing Link (Susan)
  • Toy Story 4 (Bo Peep)

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature

  • Frozen II (Giants' Gorge)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (The Hidden World)
  • Missing Link (Passage to India Jungle)
  • Toy Story 4 (Antiques Mall)

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

  • Abominable
  • Frozen II
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Water and Waterfalls)
  • Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 is also nominated alongside live-action films for virtual cinematography, and Missing Link is also nominated alongside TV shows for its models. So... 5 nominations for Toy Story 4... 4 nominations apiece for Frozen II and Missing Link... 2 nominations apiece for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Klaus... and 1 nomination apiece for Abominable and The Lego Movie 2.

The winners will be announced January 25.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Also, note: the Oscars ignored Frozen II and Abominable, two major-studio films that were recognized by most of the guilds. (Indeed, Frozen II is nominated for more Annie Awards this year than any other film -- but it's not nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The five next-most-nominated Annie contenders *are* nominated for the Oscar, though.)


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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