>Best Animated Feature Film
Shaun the Sheep: The Movie
Boy and the World
When Marnie Was There
>Best Animated Short Film
Richard Williams' Prologue
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow
Inside Out also nominated for Best Original Screenplay
>Anomalisa, Dick Williams' latest effort and World of Tomorrow got nominated
Granted, chances are none of those will win (especially not Anomalisa), but it's a step in the right direction.
>Best Animated Feature Oscars are the joke of the ceremony
>Not the entire Oscars Award Ceremony itself
That award ceremony is the pinnacle of the gilded cage that is Hollywood and its practices. It lost all meaning at least two decades ago.
Jesus I didn't even know about this Ghibli film, I'm genuinely slippin', In used to be all over this shit
Not entirely concerned about Inside Out being the only reasonable contender because a) The "Best Animated Feature" category is inherently a joke of a category (not that the entire ceremony itself isn't the same) and b) at least it's a good film and not a mediocre offering like past winners Brave, Frozen and Big Hero 6.
The short category is much more interesting, though if "Best Animated Short Film" is to be interpreted as the short film with the best animation, then Prologue walks away with the prize easily because HOLY SHIT RICHARD WILLIAMS IS THE MOST TALENTED ANIMATOR ALIVE
A contest where the jury has no obligation to see every nominees before taking a decision makes no sense. You can't even say that the results reflect the jury's taste has they didn't "taste" everything.
The Oscars are such a fucking joke. Especially with the animation category. They always choose Disney and call it a day. Most of the """judges"""" think watching animated films is beneath them as well.
>Heavily promote movie
>Movie becomes more well known
>Movie wins Oscar because it's a popularity contest
>Oscar becomes free promotion for Movie
The contest is basically "Best Ad-campaign" and the prize for winning is more Ads.
If you say that Pixar is Disney, I guess but...
Disney's only gotten one award for Animation.
Pixar has Eight wins
Nickolodeon has one win
Studio Ghibli has one win
DreamWorks has one (two if you count Wallace and Gromet, but they share that with Aardman Animations)
And then there's Happy Feet, but I don't really know who you'd say won that, Animal Logic I guess?
Happy Feet was WB.
We should also note that we live in a ridiculous universe where it's possible that George Miller can win an Oscar for Happy Feet but potentially walk away with nothing for Fury Road.
I felt that HTTYD2 was comparitively weaker than the first one, and doesn't really stand against the other films. I'm still miffed that The Lego Movie wasn't even nominated.
>When Brave won
How do you guys stay informed on all the newer indie animated films that are released throughout the year? Boy and the World flew completely under the radar for me, I've never even heard of it before today. Are there forums or sites that discuss the more obscure side of contemporary animated cinema?
To be fair, Boy & The World is two years old, it only just got a US release recently, so most people on /co who'd be interested in it would have already watched it quite some time ago.
So? Unlike last year all the candidates are good, hell this is the first Oscar lineup in which the Ghibli movie is actually the weakest one nominated.
Thank fuck, all his movies are crap.
Lava was cute and touching. Fucking shit made me tear before the movie started.
>Being a 21-year old guy crying in the movie theater while my 11-year old sister asks me what the matter.
>She thought Lava was boring
they either pick from movies they saw or looked for the best reviewed one. as someone who saw revenant i can tell you it was so unbearably boring to watch and i can't believe leo is getting awards for a character with so little personality and screen presence. he's winning because he was out in the cold and got mauled on screen by a CGI bear.
shit i just checked and you're right. what the hell it was way better than django by comparison.
well here's hoping ex machina or straight out of compton gets it, but it'll probably be spotlight
>Boy and the World gets nominated
>No chance of winning with that lineup
I loved it until the volcano came back to life.
I thought they were going for a message about music touching people throughout generations and how you can fall in love with people just through their work
Inside Out is a flick
Anomalisa is a movie
Shaun the Sheep is cinéma
If it can work like this in one category then the whole system is flawed. I remember seeing a statement from an academy member that they voted for a film in the foreign film category solely because he liked the poster, and had not actually seen any of the films in that category at all.
Yeah Kids on the Slope was pretty damn gay. If anything, the way they shoehorned the girl into the story took away from how incredible the bromance was. I honestly don't care if they're gay or not, but the foundation of that series was the two male friends and nothing should have distracted from it.
The plot is better than Kaguya
The blonde girl is the MC grandma's ghost who wants to spend time with her because when she died MC was still very young
>Peanuts not even nominated
I cannot wait for those old fucks in the Academy to be dead within the next ten years.
Reminder that the Academy voters voted for 12YAS before watching it because white guilt.
Also Madoka Rebellion was disqualified for being too violent kids but Anomalisa, which features a graphic sex scene, is allowed?
>The fuck even is Spotlight? It's nominated for so much and I've never even heard of it.
It's about a newspaper team investigating church pedophilia. The DVD screener is on trackers but it's only a 7.5/10 movie. But hey, Batman and The Hulk working together.
>because white guilt
It's not just that though. The Academy always votes for what they think the Academy should pick, not what they thought was the best movie.
Pic related. I enjoyed this movie, but I doubt the people who voted for the Academy bothered to watch a silent movie.
It'd be interesting if the Academy voted based on the shit they actually watched and enjoyed.
>Marvel movies win every year
The was dull and unsatisfying, but Kaguya was excellent. Marnie was not the best either.
>Madoka Rebellion was disqualified for being too violent kids
WHAT? WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? What kind of stupid restriction is that? It's not a kid's movie! I get that the Oscar's has always treated the animation category as "for kids," but I didn't know they were so brazen about it. GOD DAMN! I'VE NEVER BEEN SO RETROACTIVELY ANGRY!
The bear mauls his lower half and almost cripple him, I suppose his genitals were pretty hurt.
I'm not much of a fan of Inarritu, because he's a Jerk, but I really liked this one, way more than Birdman, I hope only leo and Lubezki win
>If we filmed the whole thing in front of greenscreen while sipping coffee it would be a good time, but the movie would be shit.
So he put the crew through hell for the sake of his own ego.
And I think The Revenant will win best actor, cinematography and picture, but Miller will get best director.
I feel really bad for Richard Williams. His work in animation is so beautiful, but I just don't see him as a storyteller.
I feel like he became obsessed with animation, obsessed with the tool rather than the work, like a cinematographer obsessing over the quality of the camera so much that they ignore the basic composition and character of the film, that is to tell a story through imagery.
Recobbled was incredible to watch, but it's not something that sticks to me. There's no story! I mean, someone like Rockwell tells a story through a single portrait. I don't know. It just feels like Williams is a master of the frosting rather than the cake itself. I really hope I'm proven wrong and he makes something incredible, and that he's able to fucking finish it!
Kaguya's plot was an old legend. Not saying that that makes it immune to criticism I just thought they portrayed it really well.
I would not say Frozen deserved to beat Wind Rises or Ernest and Celestine, as both of those are great. Inside Out I really did love, but I'd be more than happy with Marnie or Anomalisa winning.
Big Hero 6 beating Kaguya is like buying sushi from a convenience store when you can get an authentic and fantastic meal next door made by actual Japanese chefs.