This year there are five nominees: Anomalisa, Boy and The World, Inside Out, When Marnie Was There, and Shaun The Sheep, by Aardman Animation in Bristol.
Animation has surely come of age. Just a few years ago there were three nominees in the category, and the category itself is only 15 years old, having been first created in 2001. Prior to that, there were so few animated films every year that it would have been a one-horse race, with Disney winning every time.
|Visiting Aardman in 2015|
We'd like to think so, and here at Animation Apprentice we are rooting for the home team. Aardman are the UK's most successful animation company, consistently producing excellent films with charming characters and delightful stories.
Shaun The Sheep is a funny, clever film, told almost entirely in pantomime but no less entertaining for that.
However, Shaun The Sheep has stiff competition this year, and we suspect the smart money may be on Inside Out, a hugely entertaining film and one of Pixar's cleverest and best.
|A still image from Prologue|
- Bear Story
- Sanjay’s Super Team
- We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
- World of Tomorrow
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, takes place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.