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2017 Academy Awards Nomination Predictions – Best Animated Feature

2016 yielded a flat dichotomy of animated features. There was the good and there was the bad, which makes my job a lot easier here. Four out of five of the Best Animated Feature slots are no brainers. The fifth slot is where the interesting conversation lies.

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Best Animated Feature

Will Win: Zootopia

 

This category is very cut-and-dry. Zootopia is the clear favorite, but if the Academy feels like honoring a more slept on film it will go with Kubo and the Two Strings. Moana is a solid third place, and Finding Dory rounds out as a dark horse.

And then there is The Red Turtle. Or My Life as a Zucchini. Or The Little Prince. But not Sausage Party (sorry internet). Who knows. None of these films will win if they do get nominated. My Life as a Zucchini has the Golden Globe nomination to its name now, but I have a feeling that will not translate to an Oscar nod.

 

As always, thanks for reading!

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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)

 

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One thought on “2017 Academy Awards Nomination Predictions – Best Animated Feature”

  1. Any prediction list which neglects to even mention Your Name must not have seen this marvellous movie. I recommend paying close attention to the Annie Award nominations; they have MLAAZ, TRT, and YN all up for Best Directing, and the first two of those also for Best Writing, while Moana and FD are MIA from both categories…

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