August 4, 2021 at 11:26 am #1204380833
Luca = Onward
Encanto = SoulAugust 4, 2021 at 1:58 pm #1204381099
Let’s not pretend that Toy Story 4 wasn’t highly acclaimed and had a great audience reception. Of course, like the other Pixar sequels, its reception wasn’t quite up to its predecessors; but unlike the other sequels, it’s akin to, say, The Godfather Part II’s reception, where it’s not on the same level, but pretty close.
I think 2019 is one of those years where it’s pretty easy to see why it won in hindsight. Toy Story 4 won a lot of regional critics, got nominated everywhere, and was the most acclaimed nominee. Klaus had a lot of passion, but it’s critical reception was muted and missed a lot of regionals, it even missed a lot of important precursors.August 5, 2021 at 10:52 am #1204382540
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon
Where is Anne Frank?
Assuming Apollo 10 1/2, Wendell and Wild, and Pinocchio are 2022.
Have a great day if you see this!
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Straight/BLMAugust 21, 2021 at 7:46 pm #1204409006
Flee is a huge contender for this, Documentary Feature AND Foreign Language Movie (if it’s even elligible since it was produced by like, 7 countries), it could actually be the first movie to be nominated for all 3, providing it doesn’t get Waltz with Bashir‘d.
Emmys FYC: Jean Smart.August 21, 2021 at 9:07 pm #1204409101
Speaking of International Feature Film, will the film be dubbed or subbed for American release?August 21, 2021 at 10:54 pm #1204409167
I feel like Encanto gets in, as does Luca. With a proper campaign, Belle gets in. It’s just the other two that are questions.
Raya the last dragon was a flop and pretty forgettable but also it’s Disney and that gives it a chance.
Flee has the quality but also I wonder whether it’ll get into animation specifically given what happened to Waltz with Bashir.
The Mitchell’s vs the Machines has had warm reception but it came out early in the year and is by Netflix.
Evangelion 3.0+1.01 has the Amazon marketing push but it’s also heavily dependent on the context not only of the rest of the rebuild series but also Evangelion’s broader context as a franchise and a vector for Hideki Anno’s depression.
Sing 2 will get bums in seats but also the Oscars don’t like illumination.
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Vespertine - BjorkAugust 22, 2021 at 4:42 am #1204409447
I get the Waltz with Bashir comparisons, but that almost certainly would have been nominated in a field of 5 (it was only three that year), AMPAS has broadened who can vote in the Animated Feature category since then, plus the news about Afghanistan and a presumably strong performance with critics incoming and I think it’s fair to call Flee as close to a lock as you can get in this category (and I just say that because of precedent like LEGO, but I really don’t think Flee will suffer anywhere near the same preconceived biases).September 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm #1204466404
What are Mad God’s Oscar chances, does it even qualify?September 25, 2021 at 2:49 pm #1204485642
1- Encanto – Disney
2- Belle – Studio Chizu
3- Flee – Neon
4- Luca – Pixar
5- The Mitchells vs. the Machines – NetflixOctober 11, 2021 at 5:28 pm #1204514140
Does anyone even care for this category?October 11, 2021 at 9:24 pm #1204514503
I agree with everything you said, but I specifically mentioned Spiderverse because 2018 and 2011 (this one due to the lack of contenders, since Cars 2 was a HUGE critical flop [still the only Pixar to have a Rotten score in RT] and Winnie the Pooh a financial flop) were the only years Disney lost this decade. Back then they lost much more commonly; Shrek (huge cultural moment, even to this day) won over not-nominated Atlantis, Spirited Away won over Lilo & Stitch and Treasure Planet (both of which are WAY more appreciated by the masses and critics nowadays), Finding Nemo (before Pixar was Disney’s) won over Brother Bear (which to this day is pretty polarizing) and they didn’t even have nominees in 2004 and 2005, Happy Feet won over Cars (this one is a bit confusing since HF is not really that well-liked, but I guess the Academy was full “save the environment” that year, seeing as An Incovenient Truth also won 2 Oscars). Only after they bought Pixar and had the winning fourfecta of Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3 did they begin to dominate as much as they do.
Just… uh… check some of these facts lol
Visual Effects: Free GuyOctober 13, 2021 at 8:50 am #1204517185
You can now make predictions for Animated Feature in our Oscars event.October 13, 2021 at 8:54 am #1204517197
Belle is now set to be released for 14 January 2022. Does that put it out of the running for this year?
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