OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Animated Feature

Updated: September 21, 2017

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

1

Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich
“Coco” (Pixar)

PROS:
It's a Pixar film. The frontrunner until proven otherwise.
CONS:
Doesn't it feel like "Kubo and the Two Strings?"

2

Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
“Loving Vincent” (Good Deed Entertainment)

PROS:
The Animated branch loves films that push the boundaries. As a feature that is 100% painting, this could be a joy to behold.
CONS:
Can anything beat Pixar? EVER?

3

Nora Twomey
“The Breadwinner” (GKIDS)

PROS:
The animated branch loves GKIDS movie. Twomey worked on the Oscar-nominated "The Secret of Kells."
CONS:
You never know what GKIDS film they'll embrace and with the new rules, it could make some of the smaller films suffer.

4

2017 Oscar Predictions – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“The LEGO Batman Movie” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
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CONS:
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5

Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan
“The LEGO Ninjago” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
After the snub of "The LEGO Movie," they may go for both "LEGO" franchise films this year.
CONS:
They could split votes with each other.

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6

Carlos Saldanha
“Ferdinand” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
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CONS:
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7

Alexandre Heboyan, Benoît Philippon
“Mune: Guardian of the Moon” (GKIDS)

PROS:
Never count out a GKIDS movie. They always pull it out.
CONS:
Which GKIDS movie will it be?

8

Alexandre Heboyan, Benoît Philippon
“Despicable Me 3” (Universal Pictures)

PROS:
Never count out a GKIDS movie. They always pull it out.
CONS:
Which GKIDS movie will it be?

9

Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava, Jaime Maestro
“Animal Crackers” (Entertainment One)

PROS:
Could be one of those sneak attack contenders. If it's a surprise hit, it could land.
CONS:
It's hard to beat Pixar.

10

Brian Fee
“Cars 3” (Pixar)

PROS:
This Pixar franchise just keeps proving its worth with money...
CONS:
...but critics don't like it. It'll be tough.

OTHER TOP TIER CONTENDERS

11

Tom McGrath
“The Boss Baby” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
A decent moneymaker with decent enough reviews.
CONS:
Not great reviews so it'll be tough.

12

Tom McGrath
“My Little Pony: The Movie” (Lionsgate)

PROS:
A decent moneymaker with decent enough reviews.
CONS:
Not great reviews so it'll be tough.

13

Éric Summer, Éric Warin
“Leap!” (The Weinstein Company)

PROS:
Harvey will give it the proper push it needs.
CONS:
Will it matter?

14

John Stevenson
“The Ark and the Aardvark” (Unified Pictures)

PROS:
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CONS:
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15

David Soren
“Captain Underpants” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
Box office was solid. Could it manage a spot?
CONS:
The reviews weren't necessarily passionate. It may have a hard time being remembered.

16

Aaron Woodley
“Spark: A Space Tail” (Open Road Films)

PROS:
There's usually something obscure in the mix.
CONS:
Is it coming this year?

17

Mark Koetsier
“Blazing Samural” (Open Road)

PROS:
Could this be that surprise nominee in the bunch?
CONS:
Needs more buzz.

18

Mark Koetsier
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” (GKIDS)

PROS:
Could this be that surprise nominee in the bunch?
CONS:
Needs more buzz.

19

Timothy Reckart
“The Star” (Sony Pictures)

PROS:
A Sony Pictures push that could benefit from voters that don't see anything outside of mainstream.
CONS:
Film doesn't look particularly strong due to the review.

20

Cal Brunker
“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (Open Road)

PROS:
With so few animated features in contention, anything is possible.
CONS:
Is it too much to say EVERYTHING?

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  • Calvin Damon

    God is there a drop off after the top 4 or 5

  • llevronbelac

    In this Corner of the World
    A Silent Voice
    Big Bad Fox and other Tales
    Birdboy: the forgotten children
    The Girl Without Hands
    and Mary and the Witches Flower
    are all getting oscar qualifying runs this year as well

  • Jack Zimmerman

    The Nominees are..

    The Breadwinner
    Coco
    The LEGO Batman Movie
    Loving Vincent
    My Little Pony: The Movie.

    And the winner is…
    Coco!

  • The winner must be Coco, because this category has been set a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago by Disney and Pixar.

    But I’ll be surprised if one of Lego movies would win.

  • This has to be probably the weakest lineup of nominees for this category in years. Almost all of them are commercial products, and there are hardly any foreign films in this lineup. The only American films that are decent enough to be nomination material are the two Lego movies, and Ninjago is already getting mostly negative reviews, and the first Lego movie wasn’t even nominated at all. They should just not list any nominees this year and give Coco an honorary Oscar. It’s already obvious it’s going to win.