Oscar predictions: Best Animated Feature nominations for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Anomalisa, ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ …

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The Oscar nominations will be announced this Thursday (January 14). After last year’s shocking snub of frontrunner “The Lego Movie” in the Best Animated Feature race, truly anything can happen. Do YOU think you know what will be nominated?

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The top five films we think will be nominated for Best Animated Feature are below in order of their racetrack odds, with the predicted winner, “Inside Out,” noted in gold. These official odds are derived from the predictions of 24 Expert film journalists along with the Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Oscar nominations and the thousands of Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

Inside Out” – 3/2
Anomalisa” – 4/1
Shaun the Sheep Movie” – 7/1
The Good Dinosaur” – 7/1
The Peanuts Movie” – 17/2

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Our Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users and Users all agree on that lineup of five Best Animated Feature nominees.

When it comes to picking the winners, all 24 experts say “Inside Out” will prevail: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Tim Gray (Variety), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Brian Truitt (USA Today), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere), Glenn Whipp (LA Times), Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).

All six editors say “Inside Out” will triumph: Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan.

Also forecasting “Inside Out” to win are 24 of our Top 24 Users, including Denton Davidson and Cinemateo21, who tied with the highest accuracy (79%) predicting last year’s nominations.

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Photo Credits: “Inside Out” by Disney/Pixar; “Anomalisa” by Paramount Pictures

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