Oscar 2018 sets new rules – Where will the best cartoons go?
The changes in the Oscar’s panel of judges can have a big impact on the race for the golden statue of the cartoon. In recent years, many low-budget, high-quality independent animated films have made their way into Oscars as recommended by independent filmmaker GKIDS. By acquiring the highly acclaimed, lesser-known works, GKIDS has emerged as a formidable “empire” that directly competes with “big” Disney / Pixar in the Best Animated Feature category. “pocket” to nine Oscars since 2009. Previously, only special members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were selected on the nomination committee to participate in the Best Animated Film category. However, this year has changed a lot. Accordingly, any member of the academy willing to participate is welcome to the committee. As soon as the new regulation is announced, professional observers say it will bring more advantages to big-ticket films, while independent productions sponsored by GKIDS will become insignificant. More on the track to the golden statue. See more:
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In 2015, the Oscar nomination committee traditionally “shamelessly” missed out on the popular blockbuster “The Lego Movie” by Warner Bros. released and selected two delicate fairy-tale animated films, Song of the Sea and GKIDS ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, on the official nomination list. Will the decision to extend the membership of the academy’s board turn this situation around? GKIDS CEO Eric Beckman is still optimistic that the change will not have a big impact, but it will be more difficult and costly to make small films. can attract attention. He also acknowledged that for the campaign to “win over” members of the academy, low-budget independent films are completely unmatched by the work of large firms that are “promoted” by a great PR campaign behind. Beckman, however, believes that quality will always be the primary determinant of a movie’s ability to win a movie, even though small pieces may not get as much attention as blockbusters. . Looking at the list of 26 animated films to win the official nomination of the 90th Academy Awards, can see many familiar names are guaranteed by huge box office revenue in the past year. The most successful animated film of 2017 is Illppets / Universal’s Despicable Me 3, grossing over $ 1 billion globally, and is poised to follow in the footsteps of Despicable Me 2 (2013), the only Illumination It has been nominated for an Oscar nomination for the animated feature. Other big names from the big studios are also in the highest grossing box office spot of the year, including The Boss Baby by DreamWorks Animation / Fox ($ 498.9 million), Cars 3 of Pixar / Disney ($ 382.8 million) or The Lego Batman Movie of Warner Bros. ($ 312 million). The “heavyweights” in the list of both quality content and investment and sales this year is Coco – Pixar’s work carved the theme of love and passion has just launched on 22 / 11 and has now grossed $ 488.5 million worldwide. On the independent animated film side, GKIDS is currently working on a nomination for his work, including The Breadwinner directed by Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon and Angelina Jolie The production manager – this can attract the attention of the voters. Based on Deborah Ellis’s teenage novel, the film revolves around the 11-year-old girl who grew up under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to be disguised as a boy every day to make money to help her family. The Breadwinner is also a big hit with the Grand Prize and the Audience Award in October at the newly launched Hollywood Animation Film Festival. In addition, GKIDS has also won accolades for The Girl Without Hands, a hand-drawn cartoon of Grimm’s Jury Prize at the 2016 Annecy Film Festival, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is from the Japanese studios Studio Ponoc or Birdboy: The Forgotten Children – the owner of the Goya Award for Best Cartoons by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero.