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  • Jason Travis
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    This year seems a bit hard to predict with this category. Earlier in the year I had thought Tim Burton would finally have a chance to be an Oscar winner with Frankenweenie with small critical awards, but then the tides turned to Wreck-It Ralph, and even now with Brave winning BAFTA- is this one up in the air? I would normally say Pixar could have it on lockdown, but Brave isn’t one of their strongest and I feel it could go somewhere else. Anyone have thoughts on this?

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    babypook
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    Yes this is a tough category to predict. Even though Wreck-it Ralph won the PGA, that doesnt always help with Oscar. Films like KF Panda won here, but didnt win.Tintin is the other one I can think of, without looking it up.
      But it is a strong indication, with winners of both like Toy Story, Up, Ratatouille, Wall-E. and so on. However, WiR cleaned up with the Annies. Although those guys go their own way mostly, it’s corroborating support.

    Even so, I’m hesitating and feel much the way you do. Brave, which isnt winless, is the type of animated film that I can see Oscar votings going for. It’s tame and the screenplay is lacking imo. But it’s gorgeous to look at. All stuff made for the Academy.

    My guess is that, although WiR looks like it’s the front runner, that Brave emerges as the winner.  But then, perhaps I am underestimating the Oscar choice this year. I’ve certainly been on board with them in the past more often than not.      My personal feeling is that, the animated category is full of films I think are equally terrific in their own ways, Brave notwithstanding.

    If Arrietty had been eligible, I wouldnt be having any problem backing one particular animated film. 

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    Chris Beachum
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    It does seem like a two-way race between Brave and Wreck-It Ralph.

    All Critics Choice Award winners have gone on to Oscar wins except 2006 (Happy Feet over Cars).
    Their choice was Wreck-It Ralph.

    All BAFTA wininers have gone on to Oscar wins (no exceptions), but they have only been around 2006.
    Their choice was Brave — Ralph wasn’t even nominated.

    All Producers Guild winners have won Oscars except for two times (2006 and 2011 – TinTin).
    Their choice was Wreck-It Ralph.

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    Scottferguson
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    In a divided field, I wouldn’t assume Tim Burton/Frankenweeinie might not still take it.

    What helps Wreck It, apart from it being a hit, members tell me they often let their kids or grandkids select what they vote for, and Wreck It I suspect would get the most support there. 

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    Fishbiscuit
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    Team Ralph for me.  I enjoyed Brave but the story was lacking the emotional oomph Ralph provided. 

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    pacinofan
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    I think “Wreck It Ralph” takes it. “Frankenweenie” is the critics’ choice and Tim Burton is a major filmmaker but I believe most audience members are going to enjoy “Wreck It Ralph” and “Brave” more (actually maybe all the nominees are more easily enjoyable). “Wreck It Ralph” may have the edge over “Brave” in being a bigger hit and a more innovative story line. Also, compared to other Pixar films “Brave” is a bit disappointing. It is good overall but Pixar has a lot of great movies under its belt (“WALL-E”, “The Incredibles”, “Finding Nemo”, etc.) and “Brave” is nowhere near their level.

    And if Scottferguson is right and Oscar voters take their children/grandchildren’s advice on their Animated Film vote than I would add my three nephews (3, 4 and 7) were all blown away by “Ralph” and have seen it more than once and got the toys. I have not seen any “Brave” toys or heard them talk about it even though I know they have all seen it.

    Oh, and my favorite of the nominees is the wonderfully sly and stylish “ParaNorman” but I know it is out of the running.

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    JulieF
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    I saw neither movie, but that won’t stop me from commenting. 🙂

    Even though Wreck-It Ralph is surging, especially with the Annie wins, I feel like the Academy will go with the safe choice, the one I thought was probably a given from the get-go, Brave.

    I split this one down the middle.  I’m in four Oscar pools and picked Brave for two and Ralph for two.  I had Frankenweenie at one point, but even though a lot of GD pundits pick it, I do not think it will win.

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    It does seem like a two-way race between Brave and Wreck-It Ralph.

    All Critics Choice Award winners have gone on to Oscar wins except 2006 (Happy Feet over Cars).
    Their choice was Wreck-It Ralph.

    All BAFTA wininers have gone on to Oscar wins (no exceptions), but they have only been around 2006.
    Their choice was Brave — Ralph wasn’t even nominated.

    All Producers Guild winners have won Oscars except for two times (2006 and 2011 – TinTin).
    Their choice was Wreck-It Ralph.

    Was Wreck-it Ralph even eligible at BAFTA? It was only JUST released in the UK on Friday.

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    Frankenweenie

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    Rooney Mara
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    Brave was an ok film, very beautiful but it was just that. It was quite obvious why it won the Bafta, wasnt it?
    I loved Wrack ti Ralfh, this was an amazing movie. The most original and funny of them all. My favourite and I would love to see it winning at the oscars but infortunatly Brave screams Oscar.

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    I haven’t seen any of the films, unfortunately, though I suppose from the reviews I read that WiR seemed to have a better screenplay than Brave, which didn’t really measure up to the level of most Pixar films. Still, I’m torn. I guess I could imagine Ralph taking it, given some of its prominent wins (Brave does have the BAFTA and Golden Globe, but I’m not sure if the latter was on account of them possibly name-checking the Pixar brand or not). Still, even that Annie win doesn’t make me entirely sure of Ralph’s chances, as they’ve started to diverge from the Oscars quite a bit over the last few years. Heck, they awarded their top prizes to Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon over Wall-E and Toy Story 3, so it’s not like they have a history of being completely in love with Pixar’s features.

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    It should be between Frankenweeine and Ralph. I think Wreck It Ralph will be triumphant. Brave is really not a great achievement done by Pixar.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I had Wreck-It-Ralph first and Frankenweenie second, but since Brave has been winning everything, I put Brave up to second and pushed Frankenweenie down to third. Do you guys think I should have done that?

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    babypook
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    It should be between Frankenweeine and Ralph. I think Wreck It Ralph will be triumphant.

    Brave is really not a great achievement done by Pixar.

    No it isnt by a long shot, which is one reason why I suspect Oscar chooses it. Of course, that didnt help Cars 1 or 2, but we’re talking apples and oranges with these two.

    On paper, WiR looks like the probable winner. But, I’m not so sure AMPAS cares about this.   

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    Miss Frost
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    [quote=”TaraLauder21″]

    It should be between Frankenweeine and Ralph. I think Wreck It Ralph will be triumphant.

    Brave is really not a great achievement done by Pixar.

    No it isnt by a long shot, which is one reason why I suspect Oscar chooses it. Of course, that didnt help Cars 1 or 2, but we’re talking apples and oranges with these two.

    On paper, WiR looks like the probable winner. But, I’m not so sure AMPAS cares about this.   [/quote]
    You’re right, though this does seem like a category where they always choose the best winner. I mean if they always went for Pixar, we wouldn’t have a great win like ‘Spirited Away’ now would we? 

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