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Oscar Race Heats Up with 26 Animated Films


Oscar Race Heats Up with 26 Animated Films

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (GKIDS)
  • Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (GKIDS)
  • The Boss Baby (Fox/DreamWorks)
  • The Breadwinner (GKIDS)
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Fox/DreamWorks)
  • Cars 3 (Disney/Pixar)
  • Cinderella the Cat (RAI Cinema, MAD)
  • Coco (Disney/Pixar)
  • Despicable Me 3 (Universal/Illumination)
  • The Emoji Movie (Sony Pictures Animation)
  • Ethel & Ernest (EuroeaCorp., Lupus Films)
  • Ferdinand (Fox/Blue Sky)
  • The Girl without Hands (GKIDS)
  • In This Corner of the World (Shout! Factory, Mappa)
  • The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros.)
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie (Warner Bros.)
  • Loving Vincent (Good Deed Entertainment, Breakthru)
  • Mary and the Witch’s Flower (GKIDS, Toho)
  • Moomins and the Winter Wonderland  (Oy Filmkompaniet, Animoon, Global Genesis)
  • My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (GKIDS)
  • Napping Princess (GKIDS)
  • A Silent Voice (Eleven Arts)
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village (Sony Pictures Animation)
  • The Star (Sony Pictures Animation)
  • Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale (Azoland Pictures)
  • Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming (First Pond Entertainment, NFB, Mehr)

Several of the films have not had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. Depending on the number of films that qualify, two to five nominees may be voted. Sixteen or more films must qualify for the maximum of five nominees to be voted. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements. For the first time, nominations voting in the Animated Feature Film category is open to the entire eligible voting membership.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.




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