THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
The votes for round one are in and for the most part the higher seeded films made it through. Onward was a minor upset over A Bug's Life, but possibly a result of recency bias since one came out a year ago (this weekend actually) and the other came out nearly 23 years ago. (Yes, A Bug's Life is old enough to vote, drink, and fight for our country)
The bigger surprise was in the match-up of the 21st seeded Cars against 12th seeded WALL-E. My surprise was not that Cars won however, but that it was rated so low to begin with. The three Cars movies were actually the lowest three rated films on the list, and while I agree they're not up to the level of Up, Inside Out, or most of the Toy Story films, I didn't think they were that bad. But then, when everything coming from Pixar is a blockbuster hit, even the least among them are strong compared to the rest of the animated world.
So with the votes tallied for round 1, it's time to move on to round 2. If you already voted for round 1, please make sure you vote for round 2 and keep your favorite alive. If some of the films you voted for didn't make it through, there are plenty of stellar animated masterpieces left in the competition to keep you happy.
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?