Will ‘Frozen’ tie Oscars record for animated films?

Our odds have “Frozen” in the top position to take two categories at the Oscars:

Best Animated Feature (odds of 9/5)
That is a strong lead over “The Wind Rises” (3/1), “Monsters University” (6/1), “Despicable Me 2” (9/1) and “The Croods” (9/1).

Best Original Song (odds of 13/8)
Let It Go” is the favorite ahead of “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (9/2), “Young and Beautiful” from “The Great Gatsby” (6/1), “The Moon Song” from “Her” (12/1), and “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2” (16/1).

As no full-length animated film has ever won more than two Oscars, meaning Disney’s blockbuster is on track to tie the record of: 

“Pinocchio” (1940) — Best Original Song (“When You Wish Upon a Star”) + Best Original Score

“Fantasia” (1941) — 2 Honorary Oscars

“The Little Mermaid” (1989) — Best Original Song (“Under the Sea”) + Best Original Score

“Beauty and the Beast” (1991) — Best Original Song (“Beauty and the Beast”) + Best Original Score

“Aladdin” (1992) — Best Original Song (“A Whole New World”) + Best Original Score

“The Lion King” (1994) — Best Original Song (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”) + Best Original Score

“Pocahontas” (1995) — Best Original Song (“Colors of the Wind”) + Best Original Musical or Comedy Score

“The Incredibles” (2004) — Best Animated Feature + Best Sound Editing

“Up” (2009) — Best Animated Feature + Best Original Score

“Toy Story 3” (2010) — Best Animated Feature + Best Original Song (“We Belong Together”)

Had the Best Animated Feature category, which was introduced in 2001, been around earlier, the following might have taken home three Oscars: “Pinocchio,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.” “Pocahontas” probably would have been bested by “Toy Story” as the latter was the first animated film to score a nomination in a writing category.

While “Mary Poppins” (1965) and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) have both surpassed this Oscar barrier, with five and three wins respectively, but neither film was fully-animated.

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7 thoughts on “Will ‘Frozen’ tie Oscars record for animated films?

  1. Having heard “Ordinary Love” and knowing it won the Golden Globe, I would be shocked if the academy didn’t choose “Let It Go”! The fact that it’s an integral part of the film, and has a phenomenal vocal, rather than just something in the background should hopefully swing it in my opinion. I haven’t seen “The Croods” or “The Wind Rises” but “Monsters University” wasn’t a patch on “Monsters Inc.” and neither it, nor “Despicable Me 2” (good, but not that good) are anywhere near as good as “Frozen”. IMO obiously!

  2. Problem with the Oscars is that the award is not given to the best animated film, a box office success or as a recognition (example is 2004, when was given to the Wallace & Gromit film as a recognition of the series notoriety, although was nominated by far one of the greatest animation feature of the decade, Howl’s Moving Castle). And that is a total disgrace and ignorance from Oscars committee for worldwide film works. All animated features this year from America are weak compared to previous films, animation is just too “animated, computerized, unrealistic” – childish, story and characters are not original but go hand-by-hand with modern young generations behaving, thinking and way of humor. They are easy-go-to-see films, which have the same over-used philosophy – “be happy, go lucky”. Where’s the story? Where’s the will to watch it over, to find something new you did not see before? To change your life. This films are just for fun, amusment, and they do it best, without exception, but entertainment is not a category of highest quality. That’s it.

  3. Academy will be retarded to give this to anything other than frozen. The success of the film and the way the world is reacting to “let it go” its probably the easiest decision for the academy to make.

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