Nominations Announced for the 91st Academy Awards

This morning, the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were announced at 5:30 by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani in 24 categroies. Here is the list of this year’s animation and vfx-related nominees:

Best Animated Feature

  • Incredibles 2 (Directed by Brad Bird) Disney/Pixar
  • Isle of Dogs (Directed by Wes Anderson) Fox Searchlight
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore) Disney
  • Mirai (Directed by Mamoru Hosoda) GKIDS
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman) (Sony Pictures Animation)

Best Animated Short

  • Animal Behaviour (Directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine)
  • Bao (Directed by Domee Shi)
  • Late Afternoon (Directed by Louise Bagnall)
  • One Small Step (Directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas)
  • Weekends (Directed by Trevor Jimenez)

Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
  • Christopher Robin Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
  • First Man Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
  • Ready Player One Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Best Original Score

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle Of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Last year, Disney/Pixar’s Coco won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, Glen Keane’s Dear Basketball received the Best Animated Short trophy and Blade Runner 20149 took home the Oscar for Best VFX. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was the Best Picture Oscar honoree.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, February 24th at 5 p.m. (PT) and telecast on ABC. You can see the complete list of nominations at



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