“Coco” is the unanimous pick in our combined odds to take home the Best Animated Feature Oscar and a win would put its writer-director Lee Unkrich in a very small group: two-time winners in the category.
Unkrich would join Andrew Stanton (2003’s “Finding Nemo,” 2008’s “WALL-E”), Brad Bird (2004’s “The Incredibles,” 2007’s “Ratatouille”) and Pete Docter (2009’s “Up,” 2015’s “Inside Out”) as the only two-time champs since Best Animated Feature was added to the Oscar docket 16 years ago. Incredibly (no pun intended), all won for Pixar films, just as Unkrich would. With his first win having come seven years ago for “Toy Story 3,” Unkrich, who shares his nomination with producer Darla K. Anderson, would also have the longest span between victories of the four. All but Docter would have perfect two-for-two records; Docter’s “Monsters, Inc.” (2001) lost to “Shrek” the first year of the award.
“Coco,” which has swept every animated award so far, has 1/10 odds to win, ahead of “Loving Vincent” (40/1 odds), “The Breadwinner” (40/1 odds), “Ferdinand” (66/1 odds) and “Boss Baby” (80/1 odds).
The four-way tie between the Pixar pals might be short-lived: Bird will be in the running again next year for “Incredibles 2,” which hits theaters June 15.
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