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Feb 05 2017

Annie Awards Results.It's Zootopia vs Kubo for the Oscar

The Annie Awards have been happening for 44 years but after some bumpy years in which their loyalties to specific studios were questions,they seemed to have worked things out and their profile is higher each year.Yesterday's even at the UCLA's Royce Hall was a big night for Disney which took 10 prizes.Zootopiacontinued its dominance by taking the top prize.

Though we should quickly note thatKubo and the Two Stringsis still a possible spoiler at the Oscars and took home a few Annies itself.亚博主页As Kris Tapley recently noted,there is momentum for finally honoring Laika who have never missed a nomination in the Animated Feature category but have yet to win it.While I am in the minority that thinksKubois the company's weakest film to date (it's gorgeous,don't misunderstand -- I just think both the episodic plot and the voice work is weaker than in their other films) they're also rapidly outdoing Pixar who have fallen into repetition and sequelizing.

The winners with commentary are after the jump...

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Jan 24 2017

Happy Thoughts from Oscar Nominations!

We've delivered the hot takeaways,mourned the snubs,but now let's get positive.I polled Team Experience about what made them happiest this morning and which category is the best overall.I hope you'll chime in.An unexpected consensus emerged straightaway in their answers.More after the jump...

Which nomination made you happiest?

Tim:Kubo and the Two StringsforBest Visual Effects.It's a great movie that deserves as much as it can possibly get,and also a good reminder to keep our conceptions about what "counts"as film craft as broad as possible

Laurence:Kubo and the Two Stringsfor Visual Effects.After theEx Machinawin I got the sense that branch was becoming more interested in awarding outside the box effects, so I bet on this nomination happening early.It's stunning work even by Laika standards...

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Jan 10 2017

Cinema Audio Society Nominees

The Cinema Audio Society have announced their nominations for their 53rd annual awards.Though they can help us see what's on the mind an in the ears of sound professionals,they don't necessarily tell us what's coming down the Oscar pike in Oscar's two Sound categories...

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Dec 21 2016

On Loss and Letting Go in 2016

Year in Review.Every afternoon,a new wrap-up.TodaySteven Fentonon grief at the movies...

The loss of a parent is one of life's great tragedies.As long as humans have been telling stories,they have reflected on the trauma of this loss.It's one of few facets of life that almost every person will experience.So it's no surprise that we,as a society,have explored this grief across generations and media,from ancient epics to pop songs.We've turned the subject over in our hearts and minds,examining it from every angle.The threat of losing a parent is a concept and anxiety we're actually raised with --children are introduced to countless stories featuring orphaned heroes who find strength in their loss,and transform their pain into triumph.

2016 was a tumultuous year for many of us,and our on screen avatars suffered as well.My mother passed away in January,and shortly after that,I watched asHouse of Cards' Claire Underwood andVeep's Selena Meyer lost their mothers in remarkably similar ways (played to very different effect)...

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Dec 02 2016

Oscar's Visual Effects Race,Round One

This just in...The Academy will narrow down the list of possibilities in Visual Effects on a couple of weeks to ten films but they've cobbled together the initial list of 20 semi-finalists.Along with all six superhero films of the year,the presumed frontrunnerThe Jungle Bookis accounted for as is one animated picture -Kubo and the Two Strings.Kuboisn't the first animated picture to make the bakeoffs but only one has ever been nominated for the Oscar in this category (The Nightmare Before Christmas,1993).

The complete lists of finalists,Oscar trivia,and the films that didn't make the cut are after the jump...

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Nov 29 2016

Annie Award Nominations: Kubo,Zootopia,The Red Turtle...

Nominations for the 44th annual Annie Awards have been announced.Zootopia leads with 11 nominations with Laika's Kubo and the Two Strings just behind with 10 nominations.Because the Annies have two separate feature categories (the regular one plus an "indie"category which basically means "foreign") you can probably safely assume that the eventual Oscar lineup will be some mishmash between the two.

nominees and more after the jump...

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