Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Animated Feature

The competition: How To Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3

Previous winners: Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Happy Feet, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Spirited Away, Shrek
Who should win: Toy Story 3
Who will win: It’s hard to imagine that “Toy Story 3” won’t win this category. The first two films in that ever-popular series were released before the advent of this category, so there isn’t much precedent there. However, Pixar has won this category for the past three years running, as well as twice before that. The only two times it lost, there were other films either in the lead (“Shrek”) or in close competition (“Happy Feet”). While “How to Train Your Dragon” is beloved by many, it’s not going to beat the Best Picture nominee in this category. The quieter “The Illusionist” won’t win, and though I did predict “The Triplets of Belleville,” from the same director, Sylvain Chomet, to beat “Finding Nemo” back in 2003, I’m not about to make that same mistake. This is the biggest lock of the night, and a deserve one at that.

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