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Furry Movie Award Watch: June 2013

Edited by GreenReaper as of Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 18:53
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Folks, it’s a slow month, so I put together a list of animated movies to be nominated for an Academy Award by cross referencing Jerry Beck’s animated feature list and the Oscar’s site.

First off, not all of these movies feature anthropomorphism or animals, much less anthropomorphic animals, but a vast majority do. Secondly, my definition of what constitutes an animated feature is stricter than Beck’s, so some movies that appear on his list and did gain nominations do not appear on mine. Thirdly, this is going to be a dry and boring read, but I promise it is full of facts. [And links!] I’ll be witty and insightful next month.

Update 3/9/2015: Now updated through 2014.

crossie’s Current Best Guesses

Nothing changed from last month. Monsters University is not exactly taking a beating with the critics, but it isn’t exactly winning them over, either. However, never count out Pixar.

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Annie Award for Best Animated Feature Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture
Winner Frozen Frozen Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Nominees Ernest and Celestine
Monsters University
The Wind is Rising
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Croods
Ernest and Celestine
Monsters University
The Wind is Rising

Music AwardsThe Lion King: Four Nominations From Two Categories

Music (Original Score) - 6 wins/16 nominations

Nominees: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Gulliver’s Travels (1939), Bambi (1942), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Winners: Pinocchio (1940), The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), Up (2009)

Music (Song) - 11 wins/44 nominations/38 movies

Nominees: Gulliver’s TravelsFaithful Forever(1939), DumboBaby Mine(1941), BambiLove Is a Song(1942), CinderellaBibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo(1950), The Jungle BookThe Bare Necessities(1967), Robin HoodLove(1973), The RescuersSomeone’s Waiting for You(1977), An American TailSomewhere Out There(1986), The Little MermaidKiss the Girl(1989), Beauty and the BeastBe Our Guest” and “Belle(1991), AladdinFriend Like Me(1992), The Lion KingCircle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata(1994), Toy StoryYou’ve Got a Friend in Me(1995), HerculesGo the Distance(1997), AnastasiaJourney to the Past(1997), Quest for CamelotThe Prayer(1998), South Park: Bigger, Longer and UncutBlame Canada(1999), Toy Story 2When She Loved Me(1999), The Emperor's New GrooveMy Funny Friend and Me(2000), The Wild Thornberrys MovieFather and Daughter(2002), The Triplets of BellevilleBelleville Rendez-vous(2003), Shrek 2Accidentally in Love(2004), The Polar ExpressBelieve(2004), CarsOur Town(2006), WALL-EDown to Earth(2008), The Princess and the FrogAlmost There” and “Down in New Orleans(2009), TangledI See the Light(2010), RioReal in Rio(2011), Despicable Me 2Happy(2013), The LEGO MovieEverything Is Awesome(2014)
Winners: PinocchioWhen You Wish upon a Star(1940), The Little MermaidUnder the Sea(1989), Beauty and the BeastBeauty and the Beast(1991), AladdinA Whole New World(1992), The Lion KingCan You Feel the Love Tonight(1994), PocahontasColors of the Wind(1995), The Prince of EgyptWhen You Believe(1998), TarzanYou’ll Be in My Heart(1999), Monsters, Inc.If I Didn’t Have You(2001), Toy Story 3We Belong Together(2010), FrozenLet It Go(2013)

Note:The Woody Woodpecker Song” from the Woody Woodpecker short “Wet Blanket Policy” holds the unique distinction of being the only song to be nominated from a short subject, animated or otherwise.

Music (Original Musical Score) - 2 wins/13 nominations

Nominees: The Three Caballeros (1944), Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Sword in the Stone (1963), A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1970), Toy Story (1995), James and the Giant Peach (1996), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Anastasia (1997), Mulan (1998), A Bug’s Life (1998), The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Winners: Dumbo (1941), Pocahontas (1995) The Nightmare Before Christmas: Went Up Against Jurassic Park

Note: This technically counts as two different awards, one retired, one unused due to lack of entries; Best Original Musical and Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (running from 1995 to 1999).

Sound and Visual Effects

Sound Mixing - 9 nominations

Nominees: Bambi (1942), The Three Caballeros (1944), Cinderella (1950), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Incredibles (2004), The Polar Express (2004), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008)

Sound Editing - 1 win/9 nominations

Nominees: Aladdin (1992), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Polar Express (2004), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010)
Winners: The Incredibles (2004)

Visual Effects - 1 nomination

Nominees: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Writing Fantastic Mr. Fox: Should Have Been Here

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - 2 nominations

Nominees: Shrek (2001), Toy Story 3 (2010)

Writing (Original Screenplay) - 6 nominations

Nominees: Toy Story (1993), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009)
Brave: First Upset Winner

Film Categories

Foreign Language Film - 1 nomination

Nominees: Waltz with Bashir (2008, Israel)

Note: Princess Mononoke was Japan’s entrant in 1999 and Alois Nebel was Czechoslovakia’s in 2011, but neither was selected as a nominee.

Best Picture - 3 nominations

Nominees: Beauty and the Beast (1991), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010)

Note: Though not counted as animated movies for the purposes of this list, two movies with notable scenes featuring animation have also been nominated for Best Picture; Anchors Aweigh and Mary Poppins.

Best Animated Feature - 14 wins/53 nominations

Nominees: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Monster’s Inc. (2001), Ice Age (2002), Lilo & Stitch (2002), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Treasure Planet (2002), Brother Bear (2003), The Triplets of Belleville (2003), Shrek 2 (2004), Shark Tale (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), Howl’s Moving Castle (2005), Cars (2006), Monster House (2006), Persepolis (2007), Surf’s Up (2007), Bolt (2008), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Coraline (2009), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), The Princess and the Frog (2009), The Secret of Kells (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), The Illusionist (2010), A Cat in Paris (2011), Chico & Rita (2011), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Puss in Boots (2011), Frankenweenie (2012), ParaNorman (2012), The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), Wreck-it Ralph (2012), The Croods (2013), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Ernest & Celestine (2013), The Wind Rises (2013), The Boxtrolls (2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Song of the Sea (2014), The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2014)
Winners: Shrek (2001), Spirited Away (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Happy Feet (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Rango (2011), Brave (2012), Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014)

Note: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Toy Story received noncompetitive special awards for animation. The live action Who Framed Roger Rabbit received a special award specifically for its scenes of animation.

Grand Total: 35 wins/160 nominations/98 movies


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A nitpick: you spell it both "Monster University" (wrong) and "Monsters University" (correct).

Fred Patten

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I should have known there'd be something simple after I went through checking those links . . .

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The really bad part were that they are mostly IMDB and YouTube links; all random letters and numbers. I realized I was off way at the end, but it turned out I just had forgotten I had already linked The Triplets of Belleville and How To Train Your Dragon before the Best Animated Feature list.

I originally had no intention to link the songs, or even list the songs, but then I figured Green Reaper would do it anyway, so I might as well save him the trouble.

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But the songs are the best part! Really took me back.

The most amusing issue was that the link for Frankenweenie had a 7 missing off the end, so it went to German detective mystery Rosa Roth Season 1, Episode 2: Lügen. (Admittedly, the show has a surprisingly long history.)

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Holy crap, Despicable Me 2 just jumped into the fray in a big way; it's putting up low 90s currently on the Tomatometer. It admittedly has all the problems of Monsters University, without even a nomination for the first movie and minus Pixar's lock on the category at the Oscars, but with everything looking pretty dreary, this could have just got interesting. Finally.

Also, Equestria Girls was way better than it had any right to be (full review submitted); don't expect it to play at the Oscars in the Animated category, but Best Song is always a weird category. Last year featured a documentary that was unnominated in the documentary category, after all. And, well, just look at the list up there. It made The Wild Thornberrys movie an Oscar nominee. And don't forget Ben, the movie about killer rats (yes, that Michael Jackson song about finding a friend is actually totally about a killer rat). It may sneak a song in there.

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Okay, here’s how I did at the 2014 Oscars; pretty terrible, actually. 15 out of 24, which is worse than last year, when believe I only made 17 out of 24 and went out on a lot of limbs (I can’t find my notes on 2013); this is the second year in a row I got frikkin’ Best Picture wrong. My incorrect guesses in parenthesis.

Best Picture: "Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" – Wrong (“Boyhood”)
Best Director: Alajandro G. Inarritu, “Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” - Correct
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” – Wrong (Michael Keaton, “Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" - Correct
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" - Correct
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" - Correct
Best Adapted Screenplay: "The Imitation Game" - Correct
Best Original Screenplay: "Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" – Wrong (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”)
Best Cinematography: "Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" - Correct
Best Costume Design: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" - Correct
Best Film Editing: "Whiplash" – Wrong (“Boyhood”)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" – Wrong (“Guardians of the Galaxy”)
Best Music (Original Score): "The Grand Budapest Hotel" - Correct
Best Music (Original Song): "Glory" from "Selma" - Correct
Best Production Design: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" - Correct
Best Sound Editing: "American Sniper" - Correct
Best Sound Mixing: "Whiplash" - Wrong ("American Sniper")
Best Visual Effects: "Interstellar" – Wrong (“Guardians of the Galaxy”)
Best Animated Feature Film: "Big Hero 6" - Wrong ("How to Train Your Dragon 2")
Best Foreign Language Film: "Ida" - Correct
Best Documentary Feature: "CITIZENFOUR" - Correct
Best Documentary Short: "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1" - Correct
Best Short Film (Animated): "Feast" – Wrong (“The Dam Keeper”)
Best Short Film (Live Action): "The Phone Call" - Correct
Year before last’s guesses.

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And here’s how I vaguely remember last year.
Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave" – Wrong (“Gravity”)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” - Correct
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” – Wrong (Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" - Correct
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" - Correct
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, "12 Years a Slave" - Correct
Best Adapted Screenplay: "12 Years a Slave" - Correct
Best Original Screenplay: "Her" – Correct
Best Cinematography: "Gravity" - Correct
Best Costume Design: "The Great Gatsby" - Correct
Best Film Editing: "Gravity" – Correct
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club" – Correct
Best Music (Original Score): "Gravity" - Correct
Best Music (Original Song): "Let It Go" from "Frozen" – Wrong (“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”)
Best Production Design: "The Great Gatsby" – Wrong (“12 Years a Slave”
Best Sound Editing: "Gravity" - Correct
Best Sound Mixing: "Gravity" - Correct
Best Visual Effects: "Gravity" – Correct
Best Animated Feature Film: "Frozen" – Correct
Best Foreign Language Film: "The Great Beauty" – Wrong (“The Hunt”)
Best Documentary Feature: "20 Feet from Stardom" - Correct
Best Documentary Short: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life" - Correct
Best Short Film (Animated): "Mr. Hublot" – Wrong (“Get a Horse!”)
Best Short Film (Live Action): "Helium" – Wrong (“The Voorman Problem”)

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