March 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm #58357
I just want to ask how are the nominees determined for the Oscar’s Animated Feature Film category? As in who are the people credited as for that film nominated.March 29, 2012 at 11:28 pm #58359
The director of the film gets nominated and wins the Oscar.March 30, 2012 at 12:41 am #58360
has it always been like that? cos i noticed the earlier year sometimes it’s the producer and may not even be all the producers. is it just changed like recently?April 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm #58361
so anyone else can clarify?April 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm #58362
I believe the nomination goes to the producer, unless they’ve changed. Jeffrey Katzenberg was nominated (alone) for Spirit, and though he is one of the most important people in the business, he’s never directed anything.
At their website they haven’t posted rules for next year in most cases (in case they make some minor tweaks), so I couldn’t check out what has been in place recently.April 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm #58363
that’s what i’m not sure. sometimes it seems they give the credit to the director. just wanted to know if anybody know any rules regarding creditsApril 2, 2012 at 8:02 am #58364
Without doing a comprehensive double check, my guess is that is because the director is also one of the producers (or the only one).
The rule for doc feature is that it goes to the producer, but just about always the director is a producer as well.April 2, 2012 at 10:26 am #58365
I believe if an animated film contends for best picture, the producer gets the nomination and the statue if they win. Otherwise, in the animated feature category, the nomination/win goes to the director.
For example, Jonas Rivera is credited as the producer of “Up” in best picture, but Pete Docter got the Oscar for animated feature. Same for Darla K. Anderson for “Toy Story 3” in best picture, but Lee Unkrich got the animated feature Oscar.April 2, 2012 at 11:11 am #58366
If they do have that distinction, then I think you mistated it (at least “otherwise” doesn’t fit).
Pete Docter was the director of Up. It was nominated for best picture. Jonas Rivera, the producer, got the BP nomination. Pete Docter got the nomination for Animated Film, and the Oscar with the win.
Rango was not nominated for BP. Its director, Gore Verbinski, was the sole nominee in the Animated Feature category. The two other producers, Graham King an John B. Carls, were not nominated.
They clearly have changed the rules since previously (in the case of Spirit) the producer, and only the producer, was nominated.
The rule now seems to be that the director, and only the director, is nominated, with its being nominated for BP not having anything to do with it.
It is a very interesting point, which I had not noticed before.April 2, 2012 at 11:20 am #58367
Never mind, I found the answer, at least for last year (as I said, they seem to have evolved).
From the official rules for last year:
B. The award recipient(s) shall be designated by those responsible for the production of the film. The
designated recipient(s) must be
the KEY CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL most clearly responsible for the
overall achievement OR a TWO-PERSON TEAM with shared and equal director credit.
shared director credit must be approved by the Short Films and
Feature Animation Branch Executive Committee.) A maximum of two statuettes will be awarded.
So basically, this is pre-determined, likely in pre-production when contracts are written up.April 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm #58368
Icic. Thanks. I was just wondering cos for my personal award, I have never listed the people involved for animated feature and other tech categories. So I’m trying to assign people to the various categories. Appreciate the help from you all.