Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oscar Nominees: Best Animated Feature

My predictions: 5/5
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, Zootopia

The past two years, there’s been a huge snub here that no one saw coming. Anyone who thought “Finding Dory” still had a strong shot (it was a possibility) hasn’t been paying attention to the awards race. We had our strong three – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Moana,” and “Zootopia” – and then two other foreign contenders. As I predicted, “My Life as a Zucchini” scored only here and not in Best Foreign Film, and “The Red Turtle,” which I believe is now playing in New York and which I hope to see when I return from Sundance, rounds out the list. I’ve only seen two of these – more thoughts closer to Oscar time!

My current bet to win: It should still be Zootopia.

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