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90th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2017 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 

October 25th Predictions

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
26 films are eligible which means we'll have a five-wide category again. 

Discuss on the blog


Tier 1 - Predicted 5

Coco
Official Site
(Disney/Pixar)
November 22nd)

Pixar has won 50% of the animated Oscars given to date. Will their streak continue?

The Breadwinner
Official Site
(Cartoon Saloon/GKids)
November 17th

REVIEWED

 Can this film about a young Afghan girl disguising herself as a boy to find work, reach enough Academy members?

Ferdinand
Official Site
(Fox/Blue Sky)
Dec 15th

The source material already made for a perfect Oscar winning 1930s short. Will it work similar endearing magic as a feature?

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
France
(TBA)

 The buzziest foreign title after Breadwinner. But will those pesky new rules, inviting non-animators to vote, ensure this race is just a big CGI fest each year?

Despicable Me 3
Official Site
(Universal)
June 30th

This is an insanely popular franchise but will the Academy care about it when sequels aren't really their thing? 

Tier 2 - Also Could Be Strong

Loving Vincent
Official Site
(TBA)

 

 Will they embrace its "first painted film " selling point or will the rotoscope feel turn them off?

The Boss Baby

Official Site
(Dreamworks)
March 31st

REVIEWED

The reviews were weirdly harsh for this clever comedy. But reviews aren't everything for animated features.

The Lego Batman Movie
Official Site
(WB)
Feb 10th

Will they make it up to The Lego Movie (a surprise snub) or will they think of this one as old news?

Cars 3
Official Site
(Disney/Pixar)
June 16th

 

 Oscar wisely steered clear of Cars 2 and this is easily the lowest grosser in the franchise

Captain Underpants
Official Site
(Dreamworks)
June 2nd

Will Oscar be feeling super silly this year?

Tier 3 - Or Maybe...

OTHER ELIGIBLE FILMS 

  • Bird Boy: Forgotten Children  (Spain)
  • Cinderella the Cat  (Italy)
  • Ethel & Ernest  (UK)
  • Emoji Movie  (Sony, July 28th)
  • Girl Without Hands  (France, traditional, GKids TBA)
  • In this Corner of the World (Japan)
  • The Lego NinjaGo Movie  (US)
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower  (Japan)
  • Moomins and the...  (Finland/Poland)
  • My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (GKids, April 14th)
  • Napping Princess (Japan)
  • Silent Voice (Japan)
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 7th)
  • The Star (Sony, Nov 14th)
  • Sword Art Online (Japan)
  • Window Horses (Canada)

TITLES WE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE... BUT AREN'T ON THE LIST. SOME OF THEM MIGHT POP UP NEXT YEAR. SOME JUST AREN'T IN THE RUNNING.

 

 

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

170 titles made the long list of eligibility. The Academy will narrow this down to 15 finalists before voting on nominations.

Discuss on the blog

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Tier 1 - Predicted Nominees

 

The Final Year

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

Kedi

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List | Critics Choice Nominee

Last Men in Aleppo

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List | Critics Choice Nominee

Strong Island

Critics Choice Nominee | DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful Lis

Tier 2 - Or Maybe It'll Be...

Faces Places

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List | Critics Choice Nominee

An Inconvenient Sequel

Icarus

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

Risk

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

One Of Us

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List | Critics Choice Nominee

Tier 3 - Also Looking Formidable
Whose Streets?

Chasing Coral

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List | Critics Choice Nominee

City of Ghosts

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List | Critics Choice Nominee

 Casting JonBenet

 

Human Flow
Tier 4 - But Don't Discount...
Obit

Jane

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson

 Bobbi Jene

 The Reagan Show

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World God Knows Where I Am Oklahoma City

Step

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Arthur Miller: Writer  The Farthest  The Incomparable Rose Hartman

 The Force

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

 Kiki  Machines

 Dina

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

 The B-Side Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

DOC NYC Oscar Hopeful List

 Nobody Speak: Trials of Free Press

 

Tier 5 - COMPLETE LIST OF ELIGIBLE TITLES