At the 2013 Academy Awards, Disney’s short Paperman won the Oscar for best animated short; at the 2014 Academy Awards, Disney’s feature Frozen won the Oscar for best animated feature.
Tonight, at the 2015 Academy Awards, Disney swept both categories, winning best animated short for Patrick Osborne’s Feast, and best animated feature for Don Hall and Chris Williams’s Big Hero 6.
Congrats to Patrick, Don, Chris, and the entire crew at Walt Disney Animation Studios for their wins tonight.
Big Hero 6′s win could best be described as an upset since the Disney film had not won a single major award throughout the award season. The frontrunner in the category was widely considered to be DreamWorks’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 which had won both the Golden Globe and the Annie Award. The other film that had had success on the awards circuit was The LEGO Movie, whose awards included the BAFTA and the Critics’ Choice Award, but it was not nominated for an Academy Award.
In the visual effects category, Interstellar won. Congrats to winners Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, and the entire crews at Double Negative and New Deal Studios for the win.
Watch Cartoon Brew’s interview with Feast director Patrick Osborne: