Oscar Handicap 2018: Best Animated Film

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 sixteen years to help spot the leaders of the pack.

The Breakdowns

1) Computer animated films have won 14 of the 16 awards given since the Best Animated Feature category was introduced in 2001 (87.5%). Advantage: Coco, Ferdinand
2) The winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film has won 9 of the 11 times since the BAFTAs introduced this category in 2006 (81.8%). Advantage: Coco
3) The winner of the Critics Choice Award for the same award has won here 13 of 16 (81.3%). Advantage: Coco
4) A win from at least one major film critics group (Los Angeles Film Critics, New York Film Critics, National Board of Review) has translated to a win here 13 of 16 (81.3%). Advantage: The Breadwinner, Coco
5) A win from the Visual Effects Society awards (Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture, Outstanding Effects In An Animated Motion Picture or Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture) has translated to a win here 11 of the 15 years the VFX Society has been giving awards (73.3%). Advantage: Coco
6) The winner of the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature went on to win the Oscar 8 of the 11 times since the HFPA created the category in 2006 (72.7%). Advantage: Coco
7) Films released before October 1st have won 11 of 16 (68.8%). Advantage: Loving Vincent
8) Winners of the Annie Awards (the International Animated Film Society’s highest honor) have gone on to win the Oscar 11 of 16 times (68.8%). Advantage: Coco
9) The highest grossing nominee at the time of the nomination announcement has ended up winning 11 of 16 (68.8%). Advantage: Coco
10) Previous Oscar nominees, be it in this category or any other Oscar category, have won here 11 of 16 times (68.8%). Advantage: Coco, Ferdinand, Loving Vincent
11) The winner of the Producers Guild Award for Best Animated Feature has won here 8 of the 12 times the PGA has also been awarded (66.7%). Advantage: Coco
12) If your film has also won Best Animated Film award from the Cinema Audio Society and/or the Motion Picture Sound Editors, you’ve won here 10 of 16 (62.5%). Advantage: Coco

By the Numbers…

The team from Pixar will likely take home its eighth award from this category, its first win since 2012’s Brave.

The Boss Baby (Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito): +1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, +7, -8, -9, -10, -11, -12 (65 of 177, 36.72%)
The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo): -1, -2, -3, +4, -5, -6, -7, -8, -9, -10, -11, -12 (57 of 177, 32.20%)
Coco (Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson): +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, -6, -7, +8, +9, +10, +11, +12 (119 of 177, 67.23%)
Ferdinand (Carlos Saldanha): +1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8, -9, +10, -11, -12 (65 of 177, 36.72%)
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart): -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, +6, +7, -8, -9, -10, -11, -12 (64 of 177, 36.16%)

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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
Best Production Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Score
Best Sound Effects and Best Sound Mixing
Best Documentary Feature
Best Visual Effects

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