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88th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2015 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

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SHORT FILM CHARTS ARE ADDED LATER IN THE YEAR. THESE CHARTS UPDATED AS OF JULY 1ST


Animated Feature Predictions

Last year 20 films were eligible. We won't know what's eligible until late in the season but after two consecutive wins (Frozen/Big Hero 6) Walt Disney Animation Studios will have to sit this one out since their next two films are both slated for 2016. Here are some of the possibilities.

INSIDE OUT
June 19th
(Disney/Pixar)

CG

THE GOOD DINOSAUR
November 25th
(Disney/Pixar)

CG

SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE
TBA
(Aardman)

Stop Motion

KAHLIL GIBRAN'S THE PROPHET
(GKids)
TBA

Mixed Media

PEANUTS MOVIE
November 6th
(Blue Sky / Fox)

CG

Pixar returns to form with this inventive joyous and tearjerking film about the inner mind of an 11 year old girl.

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With parent company Disney out of the way and Dreamworks stuck in sequel mode there's room for two Pixars

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Aardman should never be underestimated and reviews are good for this silent comedy miaadventure- but what will distribution be like?

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This anthology is a passion project for producer Salma Hayek and she worked hard to get her last passion project Oscar nods (Frida)

more on this

Just a hunch that this might turn out well though it seems like it shouldn't!

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Tier 2 - Other Animated Films

(tough to know what will be eligible yet)

Other Possibilities:
Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony/Columbia, Sept 25th)
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Paramount, Feb 6th)
Strange Magic (Touchstone, January 23rd)
Monster Trucks (Paramount, May 29th)
The Little Prince () more on this
Minions (Universal, July 10th
Home (Dreamworks) March 27th The Rise and Fall of Dreamworks
When Marnie Was There (Studio Ghibli, GKids)

Others We Might See:
Big Fish & Chinese Flowering Crapapple (China), Sheep and Wolves (Russia), Robodog (Germany), Capture the Flag (Spain), Top Cat Begins (Mexico), El Americano: The Movie (Mexico), Little From the Fish Shop (Czech Republic, Puppetry & CG, PICTURED LEFT), Miss Hokusai (Japan), Storks (USA/Warner Bros, from the director of "Presto"), Ratchet & Clank (USA, Sony Media).

Finally, a few foreign flicks we thought might submit last year did not, so could they sneak qualify this year? Metegol (now retitled "Underdogs") (Argentina), Boy and the World (Brazil), Tanta Hilda (France)

Moved to 2016:
Kung Fu Panda 3 (Dreamworks, Fox)

 

 

Documentary Feature
NO PREDICTIONS TIL LATER IN THE YEAR

We will add possibilities as they make a markof some kind (below). Eligibility and the Winnowing Process are very confusing for Docs

THE LOOK OF SILENCE STRAY DOG SILVERED WATER: SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF THE WOLFPACK

Sequel to Oscar nominated Act of Killing

Reviewed

From Winter's Bone director Debra Granik

Reviewed

Hugely acclaimed at Toronto last fall

Reviewed

Popular on HBO

Grand Jury Prize, Sundance

Reviewed

MERU DARK HORSE THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER CARTEL LAND THE HUNTING GROUND
Audience Award Sundance

Audience Award Sundance

Reviewed

World Cinema Jury Prize Sundance

Reviewed

Directing & Cinematography prizes at Sundance expose of rape on college campuses
IRIS ALL THINGS MUST PASS AMY BEST OF ENEMIES LISTEN TO ME MARLON
Albert Maysles last film, returning to a fav subject: eccentric women who knew Jackie O Colin Hanks documentary about Tower Record

Asif Kapadia (Senna) turns his camera on the death of the celebrated singer

Reviewed

On the clash between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr in tumultuous 1968

Reviewed

On Marlon Brando's home tape recordings

Reviewed

         

Other Possibilities?