Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
But my absolute all-time #1 favourite NFB animation is The Big Snit by Richard Condie. This video reduces me to tears every time I watch it. TEARS OF HILARIOUS LAUGHTER
WHAT DID I JUST WATCH?
I’m glad my Oscars 2014 gif set was of use! The winner this year was Mr. Hublot, so in following tradition I will be changing my icon to be Hublot themed soon! Thanks everybody for following this blog, here’s to another great year of animation.
The 2014 Academy Award Nominees for Best Short Film: Animated
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Shots from the Rabbi’s Cat Film :)
I hiiiiiiiiiighly recommend this film
oh NO BEAUTY
How cute is this!!! Short film: Tamara
Animation is one of the things I want to be able to do eventually. Even if it means going back to school. This is a great story and the background and cgi details are superb.
Short Film: Tamara
This is everything, oh my heart.
Beautiful song. Beautiful band. Beautiful animation. Beautiful.
Love this band so much.