Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions for the 85th Academy Awards through February 24th, when the winners are announced.
Here's our take on the best animated feature category, which for once is quite the race. After years and years of assumed winners, a trio of Disney titles — "Frankenweenie," "Brave"and "Wreck-It-Ralph" — are all feasible winners. "Brave" won the Globe and the BAFTA and "Ralph" won the PGA and the Annie, but perhaps the idea of finally giving Tim Burton an Oscar will give "Frankenweenie" an edge as the other two cancel each other out? That's our very risky bet (given its won almost nothing so far), and expect us to be wrong!
Nominees and predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here, and this list of all the Oscar-nominated films available ON DEMAND right now.
"Brave" Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
"Frankenweenie" Tim Burton
"ParaNorman" Sam Fell and Chris Butler
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Peter Lord
"Wreck-It Ralph" Rich Moore
Will win: "Frankenweenie"
Could win: "Wreck-It-Ralph" or "Brave"
Should win: ""Frankenweenie," but this is a very strong lineup.
Check out all predictions in all the categories here.