The awards season keeps rolling on, and next up it's the British Academy's turn: the 2017 British Academy Film Awards (aka The BAFTAs) have been announced. So, let's cut to the chase- which animated films made the cut this year?
BAFTA's previous Animated Film category only had room for three films each year. From this year it has been expanded, and in 2017 it features four nominees. And they are Disney's Moana and Zootropolis (the UK title for Zootopia), Pixar's Finding Dory and LAIKA's Kubo and The Two Strings.
There are no surprises here- although the fact that The Golden Globes was more adventurous in their nominations in the category this year is quite a turn up for the books. The films are all worthy nominees however, and we could see it go either way (although Kubo has to be the long-shot this time around). Check out our awards season primer for our thoughts on this year's contenders overall.
No animated features have received nominations in any other categories this year- not even for their music. The other animation category is the Best British Animated Short, which this year comprises The Alan Dimension, A Love Story and Tough.
The 2017 BAFTA Film Awards will take place on February 12th and will be broadcast on BBC One.