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2022 Oscar Forecast:
Best animated feature
UPDATED: Sept 23, 2021
Award Prediction Commentary: After playing at Sundance, Telluride and the Toronto Film Festival, “Turn” could be the first film to be nominated for animated, documentary and international features (if selected). Neon will point fingers for even the best photo attention.
Voting for the Oscars begins on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and ends on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Nominations for the Official Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 2022, through a ceremony on Sunday, March 2, 2022.
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Award Category History (Animated Feature)
The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, are the most prestigious artistic awards in the Hollywood film industry. The most award-winning films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 11 statues. The most nominated films in the academy’s history are “All About Eve”, “Titanic” and “La La Land”. The biggest Oscars are “Losing”, meaning the most nominated and gone with zero awards, “The Turning Point” of 1977 and “The Color Purple” of 1985. The animated feature category was launched in 2001 when “Shrek” was first awarded. Five animators have won the award twice: Brad Bird, Pete Doctor, Jonas Rivera, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unchrich. Bird and Doctor are among the three nominees, including Ron Clements, Dean DeBlais, Travis Knight, Hayo Miyazaki, Rich Moore and Chris Sanders.
2022 Academy Awards Forecast
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About Academy Awards (Oscars)
The Academy AwardKnown as the Oscar, it is the most prestigious artistic award in the Hollywood film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been elected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The 17 branches are represented by about 10,000 members. Branches are Actors, Associates, Casting Directors, Cinematographers, Costume Designers, Directors, Documentaries, Executives, Film Editors, Makeup and Hairstylists, Marketing and Public Relations, Member-to-Large, Member-to-Industry, Member-to-Large, Producer, production design, short film and feature animation, sound, visual effects and author.
- The 94th Oscar date will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022