The 2018 Oscar animation nominees

81st annual Oscars

Updated on December 10, 2021

This year’s Oscar nominees have been announced. Here’s a look at this year’s animation-related nominees. The full list of nominees is available here.

The Academy Award ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 4 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. The ceremony will air on ABC.

Pixar's "Coco"Animated Feature Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Short Film (Animated)

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Music (Original Song)

  • “Mighty River,” Mudbound
  • “Mystery of Love,” Call Me by Your Name
  • “Remember Me,” Coco
  • “Stand Up for Something,” Marshall
  • “This is Me,” The Greatest Showman


The Boss Baby posterOddly, the Oscar animated feature nominees are exactly the same as those for the Golden Globes last month. Which would give even more credit to the likelihood “Coco” will win the Animated Feature Oscar.

The Washington Post notes four of the five animated features are written, produced, and/or directed by women: “The Breadwinner,” “Coco,” “The Boss Baby,” and “Ferdinand.”

A song from “Coco” is nominated for the Original Song category. However, it’s up against stiff competition in the form of critic favorite “The Greatest Showman.”

“Get Out” nominated for Best Picture

Over on the live-action side of things, “Get Out” is among the films nominated for Best Picture. The other films include: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Darkest Hour,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

The final film’s this year’s Golden Globes best picture winner; it seems like a possible candidate to win, along with World War II picture “Dunkirk” and journalism-focused “The Post.”

While a long shot, on the off-chance “Get Out” does win, let’s hope its victory isn’t tainted in some way. See: last year‘s misreading of the winner as “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight,” which was definitely a low point for the Oscars.

Greg in Hollywood (Greg Hernandez), CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped from original)


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