For Your Consideration: Animag’s Oscar Voting Guide

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The 89th Annual Academy Awards are so close, we can taste it. With the big ceremony set for Sunday, February 26, final voting is now open for Academy members to determine the fate of the nominees. Voting will close Feb. 21, giving you just enough time to review the contenders in the Best Animated Feature, Animated Short and Visual Effects categories.

Below is a list of these nominees with links to featured stories originally printed in Animation Magazine to refresh your memory of the greatest moments in animation and VFX magic from 2016.

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings | Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
+ Puppet Masters (Issue #262, Aug./Sept. ’16)

Moana | John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
+ A Voyage of the Heart (Issue #266, Jan. ’17)

My Life as a Zucchini | Claude Barras and Max Karli
+ Persevering, with Delicacy (Issue #266, Jan. ’17)

The Red Turtle | Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
+ Dreams, Made Real (Issue #265, Dec. ’16)

Zootopia | Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer
+ Animal Nation Building (Issue #238, March ’16)

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon | Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton

Doctor Strange | Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould

+ The Doctor Is In (Issue #266, Jan. ’17)
The Jungle Book | Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon

+ A Brand-New Book (Issue #259, April ’16)
Kubo and the Two Strings | Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff

+ Completing the Circle (Issue #267, Feb. ’17)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

Best Animated Short

+ Blind Vaysha | Theodore Ushev

+ Borrowed Time | Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

+ Pear Cider and Cigarettes | Robert Valley and Cara Speller

+ Pearl | Patrick Osborne

+ Piper | Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

More Oscars coverage from Animag:

Up in the Air: With Oscar’s picks for VFX in recent years running a wide gamut, the race for this year’s trophy is wide open. (Jan. ’17)

Gold Grabbers: A deep range of features contend for honors, kudos and statuettes in one of the most competitive years for animation in Oscars history. (Dec. ’16)

View from the Top: Directors of some of the top films of 2016 weigh in on the process and the state of animation. (Dec. ’16)

The Long Shorts List: The Oscar qualifying short films of 2016. (Dec. ’16)

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