Inside Out
"Inside Out"

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After an incredible streak that brought it 7 trophies in this category, Pixar has been shut out two years running. If there's one thing we were always certain about, it's that "Inside Out" would change that this year. While Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" is a masterpiece, it seems like nothing will be able to stop the sheer brilliance and inventive originality of "Inside Out."

Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best animated feature. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions pages for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire.

Nominees:
"Anomalisa"
"Boy and the World"
"Inside Out"
"When Marnie Was There"
"Shaun the Sheep"

Predicted Winner: "Inside Out"

Potential Spoiler: No Spoiler

WINNER: "Inside Out"

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