THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
Today is Selection Sunday when it comes to the big basketball tournament, but what matters here is these Pixar films that are getting votes. We are on to the quarterfinals this week with only eight films left in the running.
Amazingly, there is one Cinderella left in our little tournament. Our 21st seeded Cars has made it all the way from the initial play in round where it beat out 12th seeded WALL-E, and through the second round match-up against the 5th seeded tearjerker Toy Story 3. Now it's matched up against another heavyweight in Inside Out.
The biggest blowout of round 2 was both of our undersea adventures. After getting out of the first round, 14th seeded Finding Dory was no match for the power of 3rd seeded Finding Nemo. The little clownfish now faces off against 11th seeded Monsters, Inc. which upset the high flying adventure and 6th seeded Up.
In the bottom of the bracket, 2nd seed Toy Story, Pixar's first feature film, held strong with a commanding win over 15th seeded Incredibles 2 and will face off against 10th seeded Ratatouille. We will see if the little rat that cooks can hold up against Woody and Buzz a second time after beating out 7th seeded Toy Story 4 in round 2.
Finally, at the very top, number one seed Toy Story 2 logged a decisive victory over 2020's first Pixar film (and 17 seed) Onward. The first Pixar sequel will face off against 9th seeded The Incredibles in the quarterfinals after the super family narrowly upset 8th seeded Coco.
So there's your bracket up to this point. With the field dwindling quickly, some of your favorites are likely being eliminated, so make sure you keep voting to keep your favorite Pixar films in the running as we look to crown the best Pixar film by the end of March!
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?