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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. 


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

With parent company Disney out of the way and Dreamworks stuck in sequel mode, it looks like it's Pixar vs Pixar for the win if both films turn out well

more Pixar articles

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

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!

more


Tier 2 - Other Titles

KUNG FU PANDA 3
(Dreamworks, Fox)

CG

THE LITTLE PRINCE
TBA
(TBA)

Mixed Media

MINIONS
July 10th
(Universal)

CG

HOME
March 27th
(Dreamworks)

CG

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
(Studio Ghibli | GKids)

Hand Drawn

I'm hearing this was moved back to March 2016. will update when I get a chance.

They've nominated the previous two films in this series but will they really stick with it for #3. They abandoned Shrek after the first two.

The Rise and Fall of Dreamworks

It's too early to say whether this bizarre project, which looks like a generic CG 3D thing except when it doesn't will somehow work but if it does, watch out. Who doesn't love The Little Prince?

more on this

Oscar isn't really obsessed with sequels so unless this is sidesplittingly superb, it'll be tough to win a nomination, despite the attention paid to its predecessor

An unexpected smash hit which does count for something, but reviews aren't strong. So we'll see.

The Rise and Fall of Dreamworks

The possibly last film from Studio Ghibli. But didn't make much of a mark in its home country so...

more on this


Tier 3 - Other Animated Films

Definitely Coming Out:
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)

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)

 

 

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

Audience Award Sundance

Reviewed

World Cinema Jury Prize Sundance Directing & Cinematography prizes at Sundance expose of rape on college campuses

Other Possibilities?