It’s hard to bet against a film that’s so utterly dominated nearly all precursors and that’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I know people want to make a spoiler argument for Incredibles 2 but sequels have a tough time here; Toy Story 3 is the only sequel to win the Animated Feature Oscar and the first Incredibles already won. Is the Disney/Pixar contingent strong enough to blow past such a locked in winner?
The one thing that gives me pause (not much though) is when 2014’s Big Hero 6 bested How to Train Your Dragon 2 but that was also the year that The Lego Movie won nearly everything and was snubbed at the Oscars. Spider-Verse is only Sony Animation’s second nomination here, which would also make it its first win.
|1. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman (Annie, BAFTA, BFCA, GG, VES)|
|2. INCREDIBLES 2 – Brad Bird|
|3. ISLE OF DOGS – Wes Anderson|
|4. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET – Rich Moore, Phil Johnston|
|5. MIRAI – Mamoru Hosoda|
|Annie – International Animated Film Association|
|BAFTA – British Film Academy Awards|
|BFCA – Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)|
|GG – Golden Globes|
|VES – Visual Effects Society|