Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
Crayon Crunch of February !
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My amazing friend, Drew Soman’s work. I wish I could paint like this…
Hi there, of course you’re not intruding! I loved SCAD and I’m really happy I made the choice to attend grad school just for the networking opportunities alone. The school brings in a ton of different companies, animation studios, and famous/successful artists from all over the world, and your classmates are also a great resource for learning as well. Make sure you make a ton of friends! The classes are great; Illustration wasn’t quite up my alley for what I wanted to pursue, so I took a lot of Sequential electives, and collaborated on a bunch of student films in Animation. I would highly recommend attending SCAD (and maybe being an animation major; their classes are the most challenging and diverse in subject matter). Thanks so much for this question, and good luck!
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THIS COULD HAPPEN IN MY LIFE THO