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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions’ & ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Earn BAFTA Noms

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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions’ & ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Earn BAFTA Noms

The 2016 BAFTA nominations are in, and the top animation feature contenders this year will be Pete Docter’s heartstring-tugger Inside Out (Disney-Pixar), Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda’s ‘60s CG comedy Minions, and Mark Burton & Richard Starzak’s non-dialog stop-motion slapsick Shaun the Sheep Movie (Aardman Animations).

Focusing in on local animation talent, the nominees for the British Short Animation award are Nina Gantz’s Edmond — a stop-motion film which uses felt puppets and 2D animation elements to explore “all-consuming love, self-understanding and the deepest parts of your psyche,” produced by Emilie Jouffroy; Richard Williams’ painterly Prologue — a fight to the death between Athenians and Spartans as observed by a young girl, produced by Imogen Sutton; and Simon Cartwright’s MANoMAN — a blend of puppetry and animation that tells the haunting story of a man named Glen and his exploration of primal scream therapy.

And in the Special Visual Effects category there are no surprises: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (special effects supervisor Chris Corbould), Mad Max: Fury Road (visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson), Marvel’s Ant-Man (vfx supervisor Jake Morrison), Ex Machina (CG lead Mark Ardington), and The Martian (vfx supervisor Chris Lawrence).

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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