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Nominees for the 90th Oscars Announced

Studio entries ‘Boss Baby,’ ‘Coco’ and ‘Ferdinand’ face off against indies ‘The Breadwinner’ and ‘Loving Vincent’ for the Best Animated Feature Oscar.

The Academy spread around the love this morning in announcing Jan. 23 the nominees for the 90th Oscars.

The nominees for Best Animated Feature:

  • The Boss Baby -- Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
  • The Breadwinner -- Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
  • Coco -- Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
  • Ferdinand -- Carlos Saldanha
  • Loving Vincent -- Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

The nominees for Best Visual Effects:

  • Blade Runner 2049 -- John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 -- Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick
  • Kong: Skull Island -- Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
  • War for the Planet of the Apes -- Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist

And the nominees for Best Animated Short Film:

  • Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, director, and Kobe Bryant, writer (Glen Keane Productions)
  • Garden Party, Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, directors (MOPA)
  • Lou, Dave Mullins, director, and Dana Murray, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Negative Space, Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, directors (Ikki Films)
  • Revolting Rhymes, Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)

Coco also was nominated for Best Original Song for “Remember Me.”

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was the top-nominated film with 13 nominations, one shy of the record of 14, held by All About Eve (1950), Titanic (1997) and La La Land (2016).

The full list of nominees can be found here.

The nominees were announced by Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish in a live broadcast.

Voting for the winners by Academy members opens Feb. 20 and closes Feb. 27. The winners will be announced at the gala ceremony March 4.

Source: AMPAS

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.