Congrats digital at this year’s Oscar nominations, announced February 8, 2022.
The five nominees for Best Animated Film are:
– Encanto (Disney Animation)
– Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney Animation)
– Mitchells v the Machines (Sony Pictures Animation)
– Luca (Disney Pixar)
– Flee (independent)
These nominees are record breaking in several areas of representation, including
– Most nominees (3) with lead female character (Mirabel, Raya, Katie Mitchell)
– Most nominees (3) with lead people of color (Mirabel, Raya, Flee)
– Most nominees (4) with lead International characters (Mirabel, Raya, Luca, Flee)
– Most nominees (4) with confirmed (Flee) LGBTQ characters or fan-theorized (Raya, Katie Mitchell, Luca)
– Three Disney nominees (Encanto, Raya, Luca)
– Flee made history as the first film triple-nominated in three categories. Animated Feature, Documentary and International Film.
Visual Effects nominations are:
– Dune (Warner Bros.)
– Spider-Man: No Way Home (Disney – Marvel Studios)
– Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney – Marvel Studios)
– Free Guy (20th Century Studios)
– No Time To Die (Sony Columbia)
The Oscars will be held March 27, 2022.