“Zootopia” wins the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

This year’s Academy Awards were given out last night. The winners for the animation-related categories are below (in bold).

Animated Feature Film

  • Zootopia
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle

Short Film (Animated)

  • Piper
  • Blind Vaysha
  • Pearl
  • Borrowed Time
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Original Song

  • “City of Stars” (La La Land)
  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (La La Land)
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Trolls)
  • “How Far I’ll Go” (Moana)
  • “The Empty Chair” (Jim: The James Foley Story)

Visual Effects

  • The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A full list of Oscar winners is available here.

Disney (and Pixar) did pretty well this year, with wins for “Zootopia” (as I expected) and “Piper” (which I wasn’t certain about). Disney also got a win for “The Jungle Book,” beating out “Rogue One” and “Doctor Strange” (which, well, are also Disney-owned films).

“Moonlight” won the Best Picture, to everyone’s surprise, given “La La Land” seemed like a lock. In a very high profile closing mistake, they initially announced “La La Land” was the winner, before announcing the proper winner. Still, I never thought I’d see a film starring Black gay men win Best Picture. (I still have negative memories of how “Brokeback Mountain” lost to the forgettable “Crash.”) So, congratulations to “Moonlight!”

Jimmy Kimmel was this year’s host. I’m reminded why I still miss Craig Ferguson from late night TV. (His Twitter feed called the best picture gaffe ”

What do you think of this year’s Oscars?

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