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The 2018 Best Animated Feature Oscar Nominations Are Here

It's that time again. The awards season seems to be getting more crowded and longer with every passing year, but The Oscars remain the highest profile out there. The Best Animated Feature category at the Academy Awards is, therefore, one of the most prestigious honours that any animated film can win.

This year saw a change to how the category was voted for, with the wider academy allowed to vote, rather than just the animation and shorts branch. The move was seen as an effort to combat a perceived bias towards smaller and international fare over the output of the major studios. But did it actually make a difference? It doesn't seem like it did.

Pixar's Coco, of course, got its anticipated nomination (and let's face it, will almost certainly win). But we're extremely relieved to say that two independent features also scored nominations- Nora Twomey's The Breadwinner (amazingly, Cartoon Saloon's third nomination) and Loving Vincent from Darota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Also nominated were The Boss Baby from DreamWorks Animation and Blue Sky's Ferdinand.

Coco also got a second nomination, in the Best Original Song category for Remember Me.  

Beyond the features, animation is also recognised in the Best Animated Short Category. Here the nominees are Dear Basketball from the legendary Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, Pixar's latest Lou, Garden Party from Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon and Revolting Rhymes, from UK studio Magic Light Pictures.

Congratulations to all the nominees! The 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4, 2018. See all the nominees here.