94th Academy Awards Results!

Alas, the 94th Academy Awards have ended and the biggest takeaway rom it is when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after Chris made a joke about Jada’s hair loss. Besides that, the ceremony wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, although I really hated how they ruined the We Don’t Talk About Bruno performance (and why did they perform it anyway?).

My score this year was 16/23 which is my second-best score! In terms of animation, Encanto won Best Animated Feature and The Windshield Wiper won Best Animated Short.

For a list of the other winners, click here.

My 94th Academy Awards Predictions!

It’s that time of year again: Oscars time!  Interestingly enough, this year will be the first ceremony to feature official hosts since the 90th Academy Awards with Jimmy Kimmel. This year’s hosts will be Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes.

This year will also feature two controversial elements. One, the two most popular films (as voted for by Twitter users) will be announced during the telecast as the “Oscars Fan Favorite”. And two, eight categories (Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Film Editing, Best Live Action Short, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Sound) will not be awarded live and will instead be pre-taped an hour before the telecast.

I’m not in favor of either of these elements, but what can I do? Instead I will just move forward with my predictions for the 94th Academy Awards! The ones that I think SHOULD win will be in RED, the ones that I think WILL win will be in BLUE, and if they’re both the same, they will be both RED AND BLUE. I have left my picks for Best Animated FeatureBest Supporting ActorBest Supporting ActressBest ActorBest Actress, and Best Picture for the end.

Let me know your thoughts!

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94th Academy Award Nominations Announced!

The 94th Academy Award nominations have been announced and I’ll post my predictions soon. Until then, here are the animation-related nominees:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Encanto
Flee

Luca
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
Affairs of the Art
Bestia
Boxballet
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper

Disney’s Encanto also scored Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Dos Oruguitas) nominations.

What do you think of the nominations this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Upcoming Animated Films in 2022

2022 already? I think we can all agree that while 2020 never seemed that it would end, 2021 just zoomed by us! Maybe it was a better year than 2020, maybe it was more of the same, but whatever the case may be, it’s nearing its end.

We hope that 2022 will be an even better year for us and hopefully we can be free of this pandemic that we’re in! Good thing we have films (animated films, in particular) to keep us occupied. Let’s take a look at the upcoming animated films set to be released in 2022.

Keep in mind that I’ll only be mentioning films with set (US) release dates and that I won’t be mentioning any live-action/animated hybrid films. Also because the pandemic has shown us that streaming is pretty much a reality that’s not going away anytime soon, I will be including animated films debuting on streaming services as well.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this list with me!

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93rd Academy Awards Results!

Well, the (third time in a row) hostless 93rd Academy Awards have come and went! Not to mention that this was the first Academy Awards ceremony during the COVID pandemic.

My score this year was 15/23. (Since they’ve merged the Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing categories, there are now only 23 categories rather than 24.) My record still stands at 17/24!

In terms of animation, Soul won Best Animated Feature and If Anything Happens I Love You won Best Animated Short.

For a list of the other winners, click here.

My 93rd Academy Awards Predictions!

Yep, the “Pandemic Oscars” will go on! Below are my predictions for the 93rd Academy Awards! The ones that I think SHOULD win will be in RED, the ones that I think WILL win will be in BLUE, and if they’re both the same, they will be both RED AND BLUE. I have left my picks for Best Animated FeatureBest Supporting ActorBest Supporting ActressBest ActorBest Actress, and Best Picture for the end. Let me know your thoughts!

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93rd Academy Awards Nominations Announced!

Even a global pandemic and the fact that most movie theaters were closed last year won’t stop the Academy Awards from happening! The 93rd Academy Award nominations have been announced and I’ll post my predictions soon. Until then, here are the animation-related nominees:

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
Burrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

Pixar’s Soul also scored Best Original Score and Best Sound nominations.

What do you think of the nominations this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Upcoming Animated Films in 2021

Well, 2020 was some year, huh? Not only did it affect our lives, health, politics, society, etc.; it also affected our film industry. Cinemas were closed for most of the year resulting in many theatrical films being relegated to streaming services or postponed until 2021.

We can all hope 2021 will be a better year, in every respect. To keep our spirits up, let’s take a look at the upcoming animated films set to be released in 2021. Keep in mind that I’ll only be talking about films with set release dates and that I won’t be talking about any live-action/animated hybrid films (like Tom and Jerry, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Clifford the Big Red Dog).

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this list with me!

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