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Award Season Focus

BAFTA Nominations Announced: Animated Feature, Short, and VFX Nominees

Nominations for the 69th annual BAFTA Film Awards, the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, were announced today. Unlike the Oscars, the BAFTAs only nominate three films in the feature animation category. This year’s picks: Inside Out, Minions, and Shaun the Sheep Movie.

Inside Out’s screenplay by Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, and Meg LeFauve was nominated in the original screenplay category, alongside Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, The Hateful Eight, and Spotlight.

In the short film category, which only recognizes British-produced films, Prologue, by animation legend Richard Williams, goes up against two stop motion films produced at the National Film and Television School: Nina Gantz’s Edmond and Simon Cartwright’s Manoman.

All the animation categories, including vfx, are listed below. The British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday, February 14, in London.

Animated Film

  • Inside Out dir. Pete Docter
  • Minions dir. Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie dir. Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

British Short Animation

  • Edmond dir. Nina Gantz
  • Manoman dir. Simon Cartwright
  • Prologue dir. Richard Williams

Special Visual Effects

  • Ant-Man
    Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke
  • Ex Machina
    Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams
  • The Martian
    Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan
  • Pantufla Ocho

    why minions?? they have peanuts and anomalisa that are better, even home is better

    • Max C.

      Because kids and money. Also, Anomalisa isn’t out here in the UK officially until March, where it gets to compete against Kung Fu Panda 3. Don’t worry, everyone, I already saw it.

  • Tigercat919

    Pretty impressive when an animated movie gets into the screenplay category. It must be a thrill to have your work honored alongside scripts by the Coens and Tarantino.

  • Gagaman

    Am I the only one that finds it odd how the posters/promo images for both Edmond and Manoman look so similar to each other?

    • William Marler

      Thought the same