Why Coco’s Award Dominance Is A Problem For the Industry

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pixar’s latest film Coco is being endowed with so many awards, they have their own Wikipedia page dedicated to tracking them all. It’s not all good news though….

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Why I’m Skipping Awards Season This Year

Monday, January 18, 2016

It’s that fabled time of the year, when the entertainment industry gets itself into a tizzy about shiny objects handed out to people for their efforts over the…

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How The Academy Awards Screws Animation

Monday, February 25, 2013

A look at how animated films (both long and short) get the short shrift when it comes the Academy Awards and the people who support them and vote in them.

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Obligatory Academy Awards Post

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The obligatory Academy Awards post that must be published to appease the entertainment gods or something like that. Also predictions!

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When Chris Rock Pissed Off Some Real Voice Actors

Saturday, March 3, 2012

So you may have seen Chris Rock present the Best Animated Feature at last week’s Academy Awards (I did not, sleep was more important to me at that…

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Wired’s Geekdad on Mo-Cap

Friday, March 2, 2012

The article may be a week old, but I can’t help writing about it. It’s a regrettably misguided article that makes a few presumptions about animation and motion-capture…

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And the Oscar Submissions Are In, With Two Surprises

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Coming via AWN, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of 18 films that have been submitted for consideration in the upcoming Academy…

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Preamble: Today’s Oscar Nominations

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Later on today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce their shortlist for this year’s Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. I don’t particularly…

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The 2011 Academy Awards Animated For Your Consideration Ads: Part 2

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Via: Animation Magazine (click through for their full Awards page) This is the second part of my look at the annual slew of advertisements asking for consideration for…

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The 2011 Academy Awards Animated For Your Consideration Ads: Part 1

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Via: Animation Magazine (click through for their full Awards page) It must be award season already. How do I know? For one, the latest issue of Animation Magazine…

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The 2011 Academy Awards Shortlist and Why There Should be Five Nominees

Thursday, November 18, 2010

By now you should have seen the shortlist for the contenders for the 3 nomination slots for this year’s Best Animated Film category of the Academy Awards. Just…

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