My predictions: 3/5, missing “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and “ParaNorman”
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Wreck-It Ralph
I can’t say because I haven’t seen it, but it seems to make that, instead of picking an intriguing foreign submission in this category (of which there were several), voters opted for a decently-received American summer film. I’d like to watch “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” before judging, and I’m not entirely upset about the omission of “The Rabbi’s Cat” since I thought that it was far from a perfect film. I am surprised that both “Frankenweenie” and “ParaNorman” made the cut, and I’m glad that “Brave” didn’t get snubbed. I’m eager to see “Wreck-It Ralph,” about which I’ve heard only good things.
My current bet to win: I think Frankenweenie prevails.