Big Hero 6′s Oscar win, along with the snub of The LEGO Movie, has generated more discussion about the Oscars’ animated feature category than ever before. The discussions happening though are for all the wrong reasons. No one is talking about the films themselves, but rather about how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has a tenuous grasp on judging the merits of animated features.
Now would therefore be as good a time as any to point out how overwhelmingly skewed the Academy Awards animated feature category has become in favor of one corporation and why the Academy must address the issue of blind-voting in this category. I explained my position earlier this afternoon in a series of posts on Twitter:
1) With BIG HERO 6's win this year, Disney/Pixar has won @TheAcademy's Best Animated Feature Oscar 7 of last 8 years.
— Amid Amidi (@amid) February 25, 2015