Oscar Predictions: Animated Feature Film & International Feature Film
Animated Feature Film
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
And the Oscar goes to… Soul. There is no contest here, it’s Soul all the way. Pixar’s film about a jazz pianist and his journey through the spirit realm to find his purpose in life was surprisingly more adult and mature, even for Pixar. The animation has truly never been better, and I know I say that every year about the latest Pixar films but they just continue to astound and deliver high quality animated films year after year. I personally wish this film had garnered a best cinematography nomination, and I completely understand why it didn’t because animated films aren’t even technically “shot,” but it may be time to change the common definition of cinematography and include animated films in the future because my god, this film was beautiful.
Upset: Frankly, there isn’t one, but if I had to pick a second film after Soul it would be Onward, the other Pixar product released last year. But only a mad man would bet against Soul.
International Feature Film
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis, Aida?
And the Oscar goes to… Another Round. Similarly to the animated film category this one’s a wrap. Another Round was the frontrunner before the nominations were even announced and there’s no other international film that even comes close. A best director nomination for Thomas Vinterberg seals the deal and we should be seeing the first win for one of Vinterberg’s films in this category. His 2012 film The Hunt was also nominated for foreign language film but lost out to The Great Beauty.
Upset: Collective. It’s not a close race but with Collective’s best documentary nomination that’s the only one that holds a candle to Another Round.
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