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Is This One of the Worst Crops Ever For Best Animated Feature at the Oscars?

Is This One of the Worst Crops Ever For Best Animated Feature at the Oscars?
From Slashfilm - November 10, 2017

A list of twenty-six feature films have been submitted in the hopes of being nominated and ultimately winning Best Animated Feature at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. And yes, in case you were wondering, The Emoji Movieand The Boss Baby are among them. Is thisone of the worst batches of potential nominees in the categorys history?

The Hollywood Reporter has the full list, which includes the following films:

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Cinderella the Cat
Coco
Despicable Me 3
The Emoji Movie
Ethel & Ernest
Ferdinand
The Girl without Hands
In This Corner of the World
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Loving Vincent
Mary and the Witchs Flower
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Napping Princess
A Silent Voice
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Star
Sword Art Online: The MovieOrdinal Scale
Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

There arenttoo many positive things to say about the mainstream Hollywood films in this bunch. The LEGO Batman Movie was enjoyable, but I cant imagine a movie thats so manic taking home the trophy. Ive heard Cars 3 is better than its reputation indicates. And we havent seen Ferdinand yet, so theres a chance that could be a nice surprise. But The Boss Baby? The Emoji Movie?Despicable Me 3? The LEGO Ninjago Movie? Smurfs: The Lost Village? Captain Underpants?Thats quite the collection.

(To be completely fair, I havent seen very many of the other movies on this list. But I do want to give a shout-out to My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, which is a cool outlier in this conversation.)

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