Monday, December 12, 2011

The Oscar Race

I'm interested in this year's Oscar race for Best Animated Feature because my perception, right or wrong, is that it was a weak year.

The various film critic organizations have begun to weigh in on their bests of the year, and Rango seems to be off to an early lead. The Boston, L.A. and S.F. critics have picked it as the best animated feature. The N.Y. film critics chose Tintin, though Richard Corliss of Time also picked Rango for his 10 best list.

It's interesting that with critics from three major cities accounted for, there isn't a Pixar or DreamWorks film mentioned.


Michael Sporn said...

Actually, you gave the NY Film Critics ONLINE" awards which are different from the NY Film Critics Circle, the official film group's organization. They chose not to give an award for animation, this year.

Anonymous said...

it's truly a weak year when an awful cartoon like rango could be nominated for anything. Since it flopped at the box office, I suppose a few people feel sorry for it.

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Niffiwan said...

I suppose "Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild" was not eligible? That film was astoundingly good.

Niffiwan said...

"Chico and Rita" was another fantastic animated feature that I saw this year.