Then there is the Best Animated Short Film category, which has nominated a good variety of short animated projects. The list includes Glean Keane’s Dear Basketball, Illogic Collective’s Garden Party, Pixar’s Lou, Max Porter and Ru Kuwuhata’s Negative Space, and Magic Light/Triggerfish’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. Coco additionally gained a Best Original Song nomination for the song “Remember Me”.
Below is the list of nominees for the animation categories (via The Hollywood Reporter):
Best Animated Feature
- The Boss Baby (Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito)
- The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo)
- Coco (Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson)
- Ferdinand (Carlos Saldanha)
- Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welshman, and Ivan Mactaggart)
Best Animated Short Film
- Dear Basketball (Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant)
- Garden Party (Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon)
- Lou (Dave Mullins and Dana Murray)
- Negative Space (Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata)
- Revolting Rhymes (Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer)
Moving away from the Oscars, there is the opposite award ceremony with the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, dedicated to awarding the worst in cinema. And believe it or not, Sony Pictures Animation’s universally-despised movie about emojis became a big contender in the nominations.The Emoji Movie was nominated for Worst Picture alongside Baywatch, Fifty Shades Darker, The Mummy, and Transformers: The Last Knight. It was also earned nominations for Worst Director (Tony Leondis), Worst Screen Combo (“Any two obnoxious emojis”), and Worst Screenplay (Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel, and Mike White). Aside from Worst Screen Combo, this is the first time in the award’s history that an animated feature has been nominated in these categories.
Recognition of animation in the Razzies is extremely rare, as only two have won an award. These were Thumbelina (1994) for Worst Original Song (“Marry the Mole”), and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014) for Worst Supporting Actor (Kelsey Grammer as Tin Man). Other animated films nominated for a Razzie include Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Eight Crazy Nights (2002), and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008).
The full list of the 38th Golden Raspberry nominations can be viewed via The Hollywood Reporter.
The Razzie winners will be announced on March 3, 2018, while the Oscar winner announcements will occur the following day on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. In closing, we would like to congratulate all the nominees for their big recognition!