There are numerous awards in the world. From awards in university events like College of the Year, awards in the workplace like Employee of the Month, awards in the business world like Best Roofing Companies or Best Software Company and a couple of other related things. In Hollywood world, there are also popular awards given to exceptional actresses, directors and movies. One of these is the popular Academy Awards. Did you know that the Academy Awards or most commonly known as Oscars does not only give awards to films that are acted by celebrities? There are also movies, short films, documentaries, and even animations, that are well appreciated and awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 

If you think that the movies that deserve movies are exclusive for real people, well… you should be amazed by the fact that even animated films are also given a special award by Oscars. The Academy Awards’ red carpet is not just offered for famous celebrities for taking the lead role in the famous films. The red carpet is also open for other genre of movies as well.

There are a lot of awards that are given and awarded to animated films too. These awards are also open for these animated films. Some awards that are given to these various and unique kinds of films are the following:

  1. Best in Animated Feature Film
  2. Music (Original Song)
  3. Short Film (Animated)
  4. Visual Effects

Isn’t it amazing to know that these awards are not only restricted for real people, right? But let us focus on the award given most specially for these animated films. Let us also discuss what are these films and tackle about why would it probably be nominated, and why would it be announced as the winner. Here is the final list of animated films that were respectably nominated for the Best in Animated Feature Film:

1. Kubo and the Two Strings

This animated film movie is an animation film about adventure and family. This is about a kid named “Kubo” who was orphaned by his father when he was still a little baby. Her mother came from family with magical powers. However, Kubo’s mother refused to follow the path of her family and ancestors. For his mother side’s family, it was an act of betrayal. However, for Kubo’s mother, it was an act for the right thing. On the other hand, Kubo has a magical power that can defeat his mother’s evil plans. This is where the adventure of Kubo and his two strings began.

2. Moana 

This film is an animated musical movie that is about the adventure of a tribal chieftain’s daughter. Moana’s father did not allow Moana to seek for her great perhaps in the seas in fear of the danger that the ocean can bring. However, their land was cursed because of a wrong doing of a Demigod named Maui. That is why Moana defied the rules of her father to bring back the life of their island and the life of the entire sea. Moana is set to be the savior of the cursed land. So she follows her calling and defied patriarchy in order to save her people as the next chieftain of her island.

3. My life as a Zucchini 

Zucchini was orphaned at a very young age. When he lost his mother, he also lost his faith in trust and love. He was later on befriended by Raymond who is a police officer. He managed to accompany Zucchini to a foster home to give shelter for the child. Like any other orphans, Zucchini had struggles to socialize and deal with the orphans who were at his age as well. He felt out of place and he felt like there is no one in the world whom he can trust. But with the police officer’s help, he was able to find some new friends where he was able to learn how to love and trust again as he is in the search for a new family and new home.

4. The Red Turtle 

This is an animated fantasy film about a man who was drifted towards a deserted island. He tried so many times to make a raft in order to leave the island however, a red turtle keeps on damaging his raft. It causes him to go back to the island again. As part of his vindictive revenge, he hit the turtle in the head but felt guilty right after doing his vindictive act. He tried to feed the turtle with a fish, but he just found the turtle dead. However, when the night came, the red turtle transformed into a woman. Later on, they formed their own family and eventually decided to make the island their home. They had a child who became accustomed to the island and managed to live with some three turtles. As he grew up, he decided to seek for great perhaps in the ocean. The man who tried to escape and leave the island found home in the island with the red turtle who transformed into a woman.

5. Zootopia 

This animated film is mainly about a rabbit who seeks to become a great police officer. But no matter how much she tried, the people around her did not believe in her because she is a rabbit. A lot of predators are out there who can eliminate her in an instant. Despite4 the fact of her excellence in school, graduating as a valedictorian, many were not seeing the potential in her. But in this movie, you will find out how she defies the belief of other people and proved how she can pursue and achieve her dreams even if she is a woman and just a rabbit. She proved everybody wrong about their disbelief in her. She never got discouraged, instead, she lived her dream.


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