90th Academy Awards nominees

Owen Rodriguez
Owen Rodriguez

Welp, it’s that time of year again. And it’s just as bad as you’d expect.

Best Animated Feature Film nominees
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Animated Short Film nominees
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

LEGO got snubbed again despite making one of the best animated movies of the year. Loving Vincent is probably the best of what’s actually nominated, but it’s not as if they’re going to give it to anybody but Disney. I haven’t seen Breadwinner, but I’d imagine it’s mainly up there for virtue signaling, not because they think it’s actually good. I haven’t seen any of the shorts so I can’t speak to them.

Logan Diaz
Logan Diaz

LEGO got snubbed again despite making one of the best animated movies of the year.
Which one?

Landon Gray
Landon Gray

Boss Baby got in probably as some 'hilarious' Trump jab, because it was one of the most forgettable movies I've ever seen.

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez

Batman probably. It wasn't perfect, but it was miles ahead of Ferdinand.

Levi Fisher
Levi Fisher

I just realized that I haven't seen a single thread for Loving Vincent despite how good it is, it really is an incredible achievement in animation on a technical level.

Grayson Sanchez
Grayson Sanchez

Make a thread then, dude. I hadn't even heard of it until now.

Nicholas Diaz
Nicholas Diaz

Never heard of it
Decide to look into it after being mentioned in this thread
Fuck, just from the trailer alone it really is something. I don't even get how they made it. I need a documentary on the making of.

Adam Jones
Adam Jones

I can't claim to have seen it, but it looks incredible from the trailers.

I can't help but draw a comparison to Cuphead though. Both seem to follow a similar thought process.

Hey, remember *old art thing*?
Man, that stuff was really primitive but it also looked amazing, especially given the tools that were used
The stylized look of it was really amazing, and it remains as a cultural icon even though it's ridiculously old
We should try taking the lessons from that, and apply them to a different medium

I wonder if this will become a trend. I hope so, because it actually takes effort, unlike most trends, which means that garbage will be weeded out by sheer process of "trying to make this low-effort just can't and won't work"

Jack Jackson
Jack Jackson

I torrented Loving Vincent a few weeks ago, but it looked weirdly cropped for some reason. Does anyone have a link for a normal looking version?

Leo King
Leo King

Loving Vincent
So this trend won't suffer from having a bunch of cheap knock offs trying to ape it then?

Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips

IMO 'Loving Vincent' should not be counted as an animated film, because technically speaking, it hasn't been animated, It's basically been put through a laborious and expensive visual effects filter made of human hands. It's not like they couldn't have made an actual animation using paint and in the style of Van Gogh. It would likely have been less expensive, less time consuming, and more visually appealing.

Adam Howard
Adam Howard

Rotoscoping still counts as animation.
Cell shading filters probably don't.

Daniel Rivera
Daniel Rivera

Hopefully no, because if anyone tried to do a cheap knockoff of it, it'd be really, really obvious that they put no effort into it and no one would buy it.

Colton Morales
Colton Morales

Loving Vincent is in the same category as The Boss Baby and Ferdinand
Why is animation such a fucking joke to these people?

Grayson Ramirez
Grayson Ramirez

Loving Vincent
watch trailer
how is that possible?

Noah Allen
Noah Allen

(checked)
Why is animation such a fucking joke to these people?
For some bullshit reason the Academy has NEVER regard animation as being more difficult/longer to make compared to live action film (think about the fact with animation, you are basically sculpting a lifeless set of lines into a character and then bringing them to "life" on screen unlike just having real actors acting in front of a camera. Also most people don't even know the processes behind animation.)
Animation is basically separated it into it's own categories so it doesn't have to "touch" the live action films, and itfwhat info has been revealed over the years, most members of judging committee don't even bother watching the animated movies (or shorts) and just abstain from voting (or if they do, only watch the Disney/Pixar movie and just blatantly vote for that).

The only way this is going to change is if more of the older judging members stop judging/die off and more of the younger generation of voters get in the judging committee (who might be more inclined to watch animation) start voting.

Jordan White
Jordan White

expecting quality from the Academy Awards
expecting it from Best Animated Film of all things

Samuel Robinson
Samuel Robinson

Hollywood jews are essentially never grew out of the "I don't like x because only babies like that" phase.

Cameron Roberts
Cameron Roberts

Reading those is goddamn infuriating. I know whoever wins doesn't matter, but knowing these idiots think like this just makes me mad.

David Sanchez
David Sanchez

What gets me is how hard he lays on the "I don't give a fuck, all of this is stupid, I fucking walked out of the theater and did some boring shit instead, because I thought that was better" and then flips to "Frozen is intelligent, empowering, and inspiring!"

James Morgan
James Morgan

Half of them say Frozen is some masterpiece and the other half say they didn't even see any of the other movies. If that happened with any other category, people would be pissed off.

Liam Ward
Liam Ward

no archive link
fake news.

Alexander Peterson
Alexander Peterson

Frozen is mediocre at best, Mona was better mostly due to the Rock.

fake news
You apear to be lost friend, this is not 4chan.

Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor

t. Kike
The Wind Rises was robbed that year inb4 /a/index.html
How is Frozen "empowering" anyway?

Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez

How is The Boss Baby in that category at all?

Luke Lewis
Luke Lewis

They probably just put on google animated movies 2017 and take the first things they see

Joseph Nelson
Joseph Nelson

Animation has less of a celebrity circle jerk. You can't bribe a young starlet with a role in an animated picture so that you can fuck her. You don't have to make a film in or around California. You don't even need a single big name to make a good animated film. Sure you can advertise a film on the basis that it stars the Rock but they show up for a day to read lines and are never seen again.
Apparently to be considered you have to submit a few forms and show the film in most of California for about a month. Then you will be considered.
I'm honestly surprised Vincent got on the list with how limited it's run was, gotta put an indie film on the list I guess.

Owen Howard
Owen Howard

Probably it contains some ebin drumpf jokes.

Kayden Thompson
Kayden Thompson

What gets me is how hard he lays on the "I don't give a fuck, all of this is stupid, I fucking walked out of the theater and did some boring shit instead, because I thought that was better" and then flips to "Frozen is intelligent, empowering, and inspiring!"
Those were two different people

Christian Peterson
Christian Peterson

If that happened with any other category, people would be pissed off
But that's exactly what happens with every other category. Awards generally and the Oscars specifically are just one massive circlejerk, nothing more. Knowing Disney, they probably stacked the jury pool.

Hunter Ross
Hunter Ross

You can't bribe a young starlet with a role in an animated picture so that you can fuck her.
Tara Strong

Jacob Morgan
Jacob Morgan

Actual artists are poorfags. Unless you want to pander to commissioners or somehow convinced a curator your postmodern bullshit is worth millions, you're literally starving for work. According to wiki, they hired 125 painters to make 65,000 frames' worth of oil paintings for a budget of $5.5 million. If that's an even split with no other costs of production each painter makes 520 frames for 44 grand. To make it more interesting, that's $84 for a painting, minus the cost of a blank canvas and the paint used for it. Now when you factor in that there were VAs and various executives taking their cuts, it's hard to say if there was any money left to reimburse the slaves for the food and shelter they needed while building this pyramid. But apparently the real story is how hard Van Gogh had it and how glad we can be that artists these days have their dignity back.

Brayden Price
Brayden Price

She's 45.

Colton Hernandez
Colton Hernandez

Loving Vincent whilst great was pretty clearly rotoscoped. I can see how that could cut down on costs. Amazing technique but essentially tracing.

OR those artists had the skills of freakin gods if they could do it off memory.

Alexander Roberts
Alexander Roberts

Fug man, I remember setting a mental note for when this came out months ago but I forgot about it. I'll go watch it now.

Christian Myers
Christian Myers

They did use live-action reference, but every frame literally was an individual painting.

Asher Cooper
Asher Cooper

Yeah? Your point?

Christopher Lopez
Christopher Lopez

I know, why would they put Boss Baby in the same category as that piece of shit

Kayden James
Kayden James

That is not young, especially by the standards of trading sex for favors.

Wyatt Rogers
Wyatt Rogers

Fugggg man. This was worth waiting for. A movie looking this beautiful deserves an Oscar.

Jaxon Evans
Jaxon Evans

A) She was young once
B) It doesn't mean she's not up for a roll if it will get her a role

Gabriel Torres
Gabriel Torres

You're either missing the point really badly or just baiting.

Jaxson Ward
Jaxson Ward

You're missing the point

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