From left to right: "Big Hero 6," "The Boxtrolls," "The LEGO Movie."
From left to right: “Big Hero 6,” “The Boxtrolls,” “The LEGO Movie.”

The nominees for the 2015 BAFTA Film Awards, the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, were announced yesterday. Three movies were nominated in the animated feature category: Disney’s Big Hero 6, Focus Features/Laika’s The Boxtrolls, and Warner Bros./Animal Logic’s The LEGO Movie. The BAFTA Film Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 8, in London.

The BAFTAs also nominated three films in the animated short category, which only considers British animation:

  • The Bigger Picture – Daisy Jacobs
  • Monkey Love Experiments – Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson
  • My Dad – Marcus Armitage

In the visual effects field, all three of our previously forecasted contenders were chosen, along with a couple other films:

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
    Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner, Nicolas Aithadi
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R Christopher White
  • Interstellar
    Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
    Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

Also notable: the British production Paddington, which features a CGI lead produced by Framestore, scored two nominations, for oustanding British film and best adapted screenplay.

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