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.
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jfc I hate my mom most days. I’m going to Duke University for them to evaluate my brain so I’m nervous af and she insisted on going with me. She made me late leaving and is all high strung and it’s stressing me out.
I might get ECT. but whatever.
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babies screaming when you’re out shopping
if you were buckled in a seat under florescent lights for a long time, probably hungry or thirsty, and you could only talk by laughing, crying, or screaming, you would scream too
Dodgeball, Little Red RIding Hood and Kinder surprises have all been banned in parts of America because of potential harm to children, yet children can get gun licenses?
Yep. Kids can’t drive ‘til they’re 16, vote ‘til they’re 18 or drink alcohol ‘til they’re 21, but they can own a rifle when they’re 10. Yea. I don’t really get it either.
Lets all discuss this man