2011 Oscar animation nominees

Here’s a list of the nominees for this year’s Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short Subject:

Best Animated Feature

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” (Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois)
  • “The Illusionist” (Sylvain Chomet)
  • “Toy Story 3” (Lee Unkric)

Will win: “Toy Story 3.”
Should win: Not seen “Dragon” or “Illusionist,” so can’t say.

Best Animated Short Film

  • “Day & Night” (Teddy Newton)
  • “The Gruffalo” (Jakob Schuh and Max Lang)
  • “Let’s Pollute” (Geefwee Boedoe)
  • “The Lost Thing” (Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann)
  • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” (Bastien Dubois)

Will win: My guess is “Day & Night.”
Should win: Not sure, only having seen “Day & Night.”

In addition, “Toy Story 3” is one of the films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Though after “Brokeback Mountain” got snubbed in favor of the likes of “Crash,” I wouldn’t lose too much sleep over the Academy’s choice in this category. I also guarantee the winner won’t be a “lowly cartoon,” especially with tough competition from “The Social Network,” “Black Swan” and “The King’s Speech.”

A full list of nominees is available here: http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/83/nominees.html

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