Tuesday, January 24, 2017

OSCAR Animation and Production Nominees 2017

Here's a brief run down of Oscar-Award nominated films for animation and production categories. For the full list, head on over here.

Of other interest, in the 'Best Original Song' category, 'Trolls' & 'Moana' have nominations.

It is surprising to see that 'Kubo & the Two Strings' got a nomination in the Best VFX category! That's certainly a first for an animated film! Given the film is stop motion, meaning it is photographed with a real camera, it seems that it was decided that the film could be classified as having enough VFX work to spar with the live action features!

No surprise to see Rogue One there for VFX which also got a nod for Sound Mixing.

It's nice to see Studio Ghibli one more time in the Animated category. One shocking thing is that no PIXAR films made it into the Best Animated Film Category this year! But Pixar does have Piper running for Animated Short... It is very likely Disney's Zootopia will take the Feature Award home...

Robert Valley gets an animated short spotlight with Pear Cider & Cigarettes!

The only superhero entries this year were Suicide Squad for make-up, and Dr. Strange for VFX.

Other than that in the live-action-y world, it looks like La La Land is the darling as far as nominations go with a record number of them!

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Film Editing 

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best Cinematography 

La La Land

Best Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caeasar!
La La Land

Best Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Floster Jenkins
La La Land

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad