Sunday, December 9, 2012

85th Oscar Animated Feature Updates (12/9/2012)

The animated race is interesting this year. Can Tim Burton finally win an Oscar? Will Ralph wreck the party? Are we vastly underestimating the foreign entries like we did last year? Or overestimating them in a year that had strong domestic crowd pleasers? I’m sticking with Brave to win for now, at least until some of the major precursors begin to crown a different front-runner. I just get the feeling that the male-dominated critics and blogging groups may have underestimated it, and that girl power may overtake the video game and horror themes of the other U.S. entries.

1. Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews for Brave (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Tim Burton for Frankenweenie (previous rank 6)
3. Rich Moore for Wreck-It Ralph (previous rank 15)
4. Jean-Francois Laguionie for The Painting (Le Tableau) (previous rank 36)
5. Chris Butler and Sam Fell for ParaNorman (previous rank 7)

6. Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar for The Rabbi’s Cat (Le Chat Du Rabbin) (previous rank 10)
7. Peter Ramsay for Rise Of The Guardians (previous rank 4)
8. Goro Miyazaki for From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokuriko Zaka Kara) (New)
9. Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt for The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (previous rank 3)
10. Remi Bezancon and Jean-Christophe Lie for Zarafa (previous rank 32)
11. Genndy Tartakovsky for Hotel Transylvania (previous rank 12)
12. Wayne Thornley for Adventures In Zambezia (previous rank 35)
13. Billy Jones, Jeff Simpson and Ben Timlett for A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story Of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman (New)

14. Vikram Veturi for Hey Krishna (Krishna Aur Kans) (New)
15. Nikhil Advani for Delhi Safari (New)
16. Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (previous rank 18)
17. Ken Daurio and Kyle Balda for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (previous rank 8)
18. Isamu Imakake for The Mystical Laws (Shinpi No Ho) (New)
19. Silvain Viau for Walter And Tandoori’s Christmas (Le Noel De Walter Et Tandoori) (New)
20. Steve Martino and Mike Thermeier for Ice Age: Continental Drift (previous rank 16)
21. Roberts Gannaway and Peggy Holmes for Secret Of The Wings (New)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!    
See Animated Feature predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re really into animation, check out the Animated Shorts also.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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  1. I don't know. I felt Brave had too many flaws to deserve that award.

    1. I actually did a bit more reading on this and now think Brave's biggest challenge might be the behind the scenes drama at Pixar. Just another reminder that these really are industry awards, and that pure art is only one part of the equation!