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Award Season Focus

‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot’ and ‘Gravity’ Win Animation Oscars

The results are in for the 86th annual Academy Awards. No surprise in the Best Animated Feature category. Frozen won. It’s Disney’s first win in this category in the 13-year history of this category. They had previously been nominated six times (Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Brother Bear, Bolt, The Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph).

No surprise in the Best Visual Effects category. Gravity won. It was one of seven awards that the film won.

Huge surprise in the Best Animated Short category. Mr. Hublot won. Get A Horse! was the frontrunner, but there was also talk of Room on the Broom and Feral as being possible contenders. Mr. Hublot wasn’t part of most discussions which made it an unlikely choice. The Luxembourg/France co-production, about a man and his robotic pet, was made by first-time director Laurent Witz and co-directed by Alexandre Espigares. This marks the fifth year in a row that the Academy has awarded the best animated short to a computer animated film.

See: The Art of Mr. Hublot

In the Best Original Song category, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez won for “Let It Go” in Frozen.

Congratulations to all the winners!