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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the
87th Academy Awards through February 22nd, when the winners are announced.

When the Oscars pulled what was arguably the biggest shocker of this
year’s nominations — snubbing “The LEGO Movie” for Best Animated
Feature — we lost a frontrunner. Left in that wake is the suggestion
that this Oscar is heading the way of Golden Globe winner “How To Train
Your Dragon 2,” but some history does work against that. Only one sequel
has ever won this trophy when “Toy Story 3” did so in 2010, and that
film was the culmination of one of the most critically and commercially
successful animated franchises ever. “Dragon 2” definitely has
fans, but it was only a modest hit. Which could leave the door open for
one of two foreign animated features — Tomm Moore’s “Song of the Sea”
and Isao Takahata’s “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” — to pull off a
surprise win. Whichever film does win, however, should take a moment to
thank “The LEGO Movie” for not being nominated.

Check out our predictions in other categories here.

The Nominees:
“Big Hero 6”
“The Boxtrolls”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Will Win: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Could Win: “Song of the Sea”
Should Win: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Shoulda Been Here: “The LEGO Movie” (!)

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