Four Anime Movies Vie For An Oscar


Otaku are on the edge of their seats in anticipation as yet more animated films have been submitted for consideration of an Oscar, with one of those chosen bound to enrage its many haters should it actually succeed in garnering one.

Five anime movies are present among the twenty-six total submissions: In This Corner of the World, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Napping Princess, A Silent Voice, and Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.

The entire list, as chosen by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Cinderella the Cat
Despicable Me 3
The Emoji Movie
Ethel & Ernest
The Girl without Hands
In This Corner of the World
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Loving Vincent
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Napping Princess
A Silent Voice
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Star
Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale
Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Only five of these films will be nominated for a chance at earning the Oscar for “Best Animated Feature”.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 15/11/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Sword Art Online is nothing more than a fanfic of .Hack// (Infections, Mutation, Outbreak, Quarantine) created for the PlayStation 2 in 2002. However, unlike .Hack// which actually had a relatively convincing story, half-way decent characters -- except you Tsukasa (.Hack//Sign), and an overall game that made sense to the relevancy of online games at the time of it's release.

    I think that even the .Hack//The Movie made for a more deserving "Movie" for the oscars than Kirito Art Online did.

    Don't worry about actually winning the oscars, however, SAO is a 2D animation, and Hollywood doesn't even consider them eligible anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    SAO was also originally written back in 2002, so no one copied anyone.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    07:25 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAO is from 2009,....

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    the original was written in 2002, and he continued to write it as a web novel until he wrote accel world and they decided to publish SAO along with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "except you Tsukasa"

    Them's fightin' words. I grew up on that fuccboi, you step right the fuck off and let him and Subaru enjoy their lesbian sex in peace.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "sword art online is nothing more than" mimimi I'm idiot that like to compare an anime with another older.

    the "news" is most animes are inspired in another animes, and , whats problem ?
    SAO is not bad anime, the movie was well done.
    So please, do not be mediocre;

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "the movie was well done"

    What? The premise of ARPG got bent to help kirishit win as it turned back to a VRMMO. Assuna got turned into a trophy wife yet again while we get coffee dumpositions AGAIN. The male populace other than the demanded threatening midboss is fucking stupid all the while insulting the audiences' intelligence due to the main villain's motive doesn't even make sense both in planning and execution.

    The only thing going for it is it's action scenes and audio track so fuck off you lightweight. Telling people to not be mediocre while saying something substandard is "well done" is hypocritical.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    both .hack and sao premises are dumb as fuck

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:15 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tsukasa is best grill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 14/11/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The emoji movie?! Oscar nominated?!?!?!? WTF

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    In case you still don't know the Oscar is a joke. They don't even bother to watch the movies they are supposed to judge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:31 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, it seems heavily favored to their own American Animated movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then why bother including other movies? Why should the world give a damn if it's just Americans jacking off to mediocrity?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:26 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they stop pretending like they are the world's film award, no one would bat an eye.

    Their animations nominations are shat worthless since forever, their film nominations are shat worthless most of the time. The only thing they have worth of value are most of their documentaries and short films nominations.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's an American movie award. What's wrong about it favouring American movies? I'm sure your home country's movie awards are also predominantly concentrating on your own movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not a nominition, its a submission

    Comment by Anonymous

    How do you know they don't watch the movies they judge... offer some proof before expunging your bullshit... quit whining and complaining just because your favorite rape hentai cartoon didn't get nominated

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why doesn't it work? You can look it up with the tools you have online. The only thing you're proving is your apparent willfull ignorance about the matter.

    So let's say there's no vote buying in this event, what merits can you show that the emoji movie did something worth of high praises? What sort of technique did they use to add to the improvement of the genre? Did they show a new way for story-telling? Was their character diverse and dynamic?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    holy fuck, have you been living under a rock. just google for it.
    cartoon brew had a great article on oscar voting for animation in 2015. just read it. oscar voting is just comprised of people who pay to be in the academy and are active in the industry, most of them don't know shit about animation and won't even watch all the entries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    10:31 shat fucker pretending to be "weeb" spotted.

    All anime are hentai according to a shat fucker

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you actually believe everything you read off of the internet. Again I ask what proof, in what newspaper... just google it doesn't work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reread the article : those are not the nominations, it's the submissions. Any studio can submit their movies. From that list, the Oscars will pick 5 nominations and one winner.

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    Comment by No Name
    00:54 15/11/2017 # ! Good (+0.4)

    We all know that Despicable Me 3, Cars 3, or Cars 3 will win the Oscar, so why even bother?

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    Comment by No Name
    00:54 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WTF I put the Boss Baby 2nd in the list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They have to pretend like Jap shit has a chance, much like all the oscar's they gave to nig's after they cried and complained.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Troll spotted....

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like facts after every ethnicity screamed racist after white people won everything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trolly Troll,

    Giving the history of the Oscars. People do have the right to complain. For example, forget about the actually winners being mostly all white, look at the ratio of other ethnicity's compared to whites, of submissions to the board, which this is. If you want to commit on something like this then I suggest you know your facts.
    If I were you I would look at a documentary called "Black Stars Rising" about the history of how they treated minorities through the history of the Oscars. About Hattie McDaniel who was one of the first black actress to when an Oscar, had to actually get in on the steps of a segregated hotel.
    Of course I don't expect you to read all this Trolly, because your too stupid to understand more than 280 characters at a time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dear Mr. Troll,

    You do know that only like 13 non whites ever won something like best or supporting actors ever since they started giving out Oscars right.
    As I said in the above comment... They have the right to complain. Something was going on, not a coincidence, that only around 13 non white actors and actresses have won.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    09:53 shat actual triggered fucker pretending to be a "weeb" spotted.

    Shat animation, oh I am sorry shat "anime" from oscar are actaul shats that nobody but toddlers and their parents attends.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:13 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oscars are fake and gay anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is real shit, right here.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:53 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mary and the Witch’s Flower & In This Corner of the World, those two are cultural, and not daily life of schoolgirls, or fan services, or moe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:54 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAO vs Emoji for the RAZZIES.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAO OS already won a ton of Awards at the last Machi Asobi(biggest event in Western Japan) and topped almost every category it took part in. I'm satisfied, but if it gets nominated as an Oscar, *grins*

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure that awards are the GRAMMYS of japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No shot for the movie , Your Name .

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ordinal Scale....

    Okay, I think I'm drunk but then I see no bottles of booze. WHAT. THE. FUCK.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who gives a fuck about shat oscar these days? They have not been relevant for quite some while now. Miyazaki never did receive an actual oscar, only a "honorary" one, so did a number of equally talented anime animators, because they are not Murican enough making boring shat animations that nobody but toddlers watches, so the parents can catch some Z time.

    Oh I am sorry, those are not animation, they are now "anime" too, just like how French "mainstream" now suddenly considers animations to be "anime" too, and have their shat fucking animations pollute my anime searches on online shopping or auctioning sites.

    Fuck off. Suddenly anime is good enough for you? No longer "bad art with bad plot" not worthy to be called art nor animation? Fuck off ya wankers, nobody but toddlers likes your shat.

    Let me guess, now fuckers who don't otakuism nor "weeb" are going to drop by on here and says there are no good anime now, when there are at least dozens of nice ones every year for more than the last half decades, and almost all of the last half century.

    What does oscar have to offer? How many of them film award recipients dated well to this day? Even from the last decade or two? Their shats have plots so immature it is only fit for actual kidults most of the time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This said, SAO is good, more worthy than almost all oscar animation winners, but not remotely the best anime movie around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    P.S. even toddlers with parents I am related to, acquainted with, helps babysits, or watches over, prefers anime for toddlers over these animation shat A-lists.

    And they are anime I can watch and gets entertained with, complete with wholesome nice character building, moral promoting, and family values showing lessons, not more shat trash talking by shat drawn characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    ordinal scale is a joke. this movie was made only for SAO fans. i hate to say it, but even silent voice has no chance. Eleven Arts is so freaking desperate to promote A Silent Voice, probably because they overpaid for the licensing and distribution in the US.

    If Your Name couldn't even get nominated into top 5, there is no chance for anything else here. i've seen em all and none of them stand out, and are too unknown or culturally different to even be considered.

    at very best, MAYBE mary and the witches flower because of the ghibli-esque animation style. but everything else will fall short.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    We all know not a single anime movie will never be nominated much less win. Weebs cry on reddit, nothing is done, repeat cycle. They only care about CG trash these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 16/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Got that right, even Miyazaki only got a honorary, so they can continue with their "nigs and japs cries to get an award" narrative, as demonstrated by the attitude of some shat fucker pretending to be "weebs" in here.

    And I quote, "like all the oscar's they gave to nig's after they cried and complained."

    So funny too, what kind of farming job can you offer to "nigs" after Monsanto assrapes you legally for everything you are worth? But keep on doing you getting assfucked by other pure bred Murican fuckers who owns you illegally through legal means. Also don't you already offer those joabs or joebs to them latino "nigs"? Since now "nigs" are more expensive than latino "nigs".

    Fuck off you are probably an urban or city slicker. Many actual farmers are down to earth, not shat fuckers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not true. Miyazaki has been nominated a total of three times and won in 2003.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:41 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair, most cartoon movie this year were terrible. I mean Boss Baby and Emoji is on the list. SAO is not a perfect movie, but is way better than almost half the movie in the list.

    Comment by Anonymous


    Emoji Movie Sucked because it was corporate pandering. (Basically you paid to go see a 90 second commercial become a 90 minute infomercial)

    But to say that SAO's garbage is somehow superior to THAT... LOL

    SAO is to the Emoji movie as ulcer-induced diarrhea is to a normal bowel movements. I'd rather shit easy than spend hours on the pot trying to get rid of the crap that I ingested by watching SAO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAO has fantastic score and one of the best fight scene this year. Is not a copy of paste pf every cgi movie and actually tried to have the technology be relevant while Emoji says Emoji is the best human communication. There are good attribute to SAO that is original whether you like it or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:27 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I did like SAO movie..... No. Just no. Also wtf is Emoji movie here. Just because a movie has decent animstion does not mean they are good.

    Also yes oscar for animated movie are a joke.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was a slow year for animated movies. But SAO, hell no. No Game No Life Zero was leagues ahead of that movie. While I think A Silent Voice has a chance, it's more than likely going to The Lego Batman Movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:32 15/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Love Game no Life, but I also enjoy SAO. That being said they are better movies. SAO only work for fans of the series. As its own, is at best alright. I said No Gake no life definetely more deservng to be a choice, and hope Another Corner in the world get in. I have not seen Silent Voice unfortunately.

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