The race for the Oscars has officially begun as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the list of 16 films slated for Best Animated Feature. The 16 animated films will be narrowed down to 5 and Pixar could make studio history as both The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out are up for consideration. The final 5 Oscar nominations will be announced on January 14, 1016.
- “The Boy and the Beast”
- “Boy and the World”
- “The Good Dinosaur”
- “Hotel Transylvania 2”
- “Inside Out”
- “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”
- “The Laws of the Universe – Part 0”
- “Moomins on the Riviera”
- “The Peanuts Movie”
- “Regular Show: The Movie”
- “Shaun the Sheep Movie”
- “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water”
- “When Marnie Was There”
As the credits roll, Inside Out will not only leave you dabbing tears off your checks, but more importantly thinking back fondly on your own childhood — or, if you’re a parent, wanting to keep your kids young for as long as possible. The incredible storyline, musical cues, and visual accomplishments have the studio bidding for consideration in both the Best Animated Feature and Best Picture categories.
Only three animated films have been nominated in the coveted Best Picture category – Beauty and the Beast, Up, and Toy Story 3. While no animated film has yet to win the Best Picture Oscar – could this be the year that animation reigns supreme?
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Bidding for Best Animated Feature contention, The Good Dinosaur is also vying for numerous other categories including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction – see below image for the complete list of categories.
SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM
Earlier this week (Nov. 19), the Academy announced the Oscar Shortlist for Best Animated Short, which includes Pixar’s, Sanjay’s Super Team.
The full list of contending artists and divisions for the short will be released soon. In past Academy Award ceremonies, Pixar has had 11 Animated Short Film nominations and 3 wins (Tin Toy, Geri’s Game, and For The Birds). Could Pixar make Oscar history winning Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, and Best Animated Short? Share your thoughts with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum.