Oscar Handicap 2017: Animated Feature

FilmJerk.com continues its annual Oscar Handicap with the newest category to the Academy Awards, Best Animated Feature.

While the Best Animated Feature award may be the newest award in Oscar’s long history, there have been number of trends already established over the past fifteen years to help spot the leaders of the pack.

The Breakdowns
1)The winner of the BAFTA Award for has won 9 of the 10 times since the BAFTAs introduced this category in 2006 (90%). Advantage: Kubo and the Two Strings

2) Computer animated films have won 13 of the 15 awards given since the Best Animated Feature category was introduced in 2001 (86.67%). Advantage: Moana, Zootopia

3) The winner of the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature went on to win the Oscar 7 of the 10 times since the HFPA created the category in 2006 (70%). Advantage: Zootopia

4) Films released before October 1st have won 10 of 15 (66.67%). Advantage: Kubo and the Two Strings, Zootopia

5) Winners of the Annie Awards (the International Animated Film Society’s highest honor) have gone on to win the Oscar 10 of 15 times (66.67%). Advantage: Zootopia

6) The highest grossing nominee at the time of the nomination announcement has ended up winning 10 of 15 (66.67%). Advantage: Zootopia

7) Previous Oscar nominees, be it in this category or any other Oscar category, have won here 10 of 15 times (66.67%). Advantage: Kubo and the Two Strings (Knight), Moana (Clements, Musker), The Red Turtle (de Wit, Suzuki), Zootopia (Howard, Moore).

8) The winner of the Producers Guild Award for Best Animated Feature has won here 6 of the 11 times the PGA has also been awarded (54.55%). Advantage: Zootopia


By The Numbers
After twelve years of being shut out of the winner’s circle, Disney’s in-house animation team is likely to win its third Oscar in four years.

Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner): +1, -2, -3, +4, -5, -6, +7, -8 (48 of 106, 45.3%)
Moana (Ron Clements, John Musker, Osnat Shurer): -1, +2, -3, -4, -5, -6, +7, -8 (46 of 106, 43.4%)
My Life as a Zucchini (Claude Barras, Max Karli): -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8 (30 of 106, 28.3%)
The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit, Toshio Suzuki): -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, +7, -8 (35 of 106, 33.0%)
Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Clark Spencer): -1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6, +7, +8 (68 of 106, 64.2%)


All articles in this series:

Best Picture of the Year
Best Director
Best Actor and Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature