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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Indicating PGA Noms Pick Five Top Toons

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the PGA Awards, long considered one of the best Oscars predictors. The list of animation nominees offered few surprises. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Anomalisa’ Brings Soul to Stop-Motion

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine. Charlie Kaufman is lauded as one of the most creative writers in the movie business, and he has credits ... Continue Reading →
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Golden Globes Nominations, Reactions

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Dec. 10 five films for the Best Motion Picture — Animated category in the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. The nominees are: Anomalisa ... Continue Reading →
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L.A., Boston Critics Honor ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Inside Out’

The film critics are weighing in and giving awards season momentum to Anomalisa and Pixar’s Inside Out. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave Anomalisa its best animation ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Motion For the Soul

Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s first foray into animation yields the intimate ... Continue Reading →
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View From the Top

Directors of awards-contending animated features weigh in on the key moments in making their movies and careers. By Karen Idelson. Directing a feature film is a life-long goal for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Anomalisa’ Earns Best Feature, 3 Other Spirit Award Noms

The stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa was nominated in the Best Feature category of the Film Independent Spirit Awards — one of four total nominations. Duke Johnson and Charlie ... Continue Reading →
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16 Features Enter Oscar Animation Race

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have revealed that 16 animated features have completed the submission requirements for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Oscar Contenders Panel

2015 proved to be a banner year in the world of animated features, and the Oscar Contenders gathered at the World Animation and VFX Summit to discuss the artistry of creating beloved ... Continue Reading →
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