Oscars Honor Sex-Filled Stop-Motion ‘Anomalisa’, Snub Wholesome CG Film
This was pretty inevitable, not to mention unsurprising since the Oscars these days only honor movies made by their peers.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for Best Animated Feature this morning, and it turns out that Anomalisa, a stop-motion film with a graphic sex scene, received the nomination for this category, while the CG comic strip adaptation The Peanuts Movie got shut out.
Anomalisa is co-directed by Charlie Kaufman, who also did Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – a film no one outside of arthouse fans ever saw, despite having a big-name star like Jim Carrey.
The Peanuts Movie, based on the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, features a new story featuring Charlie Brown and friends, and remains faithful to – even recycles – stories from the original strip without having to resort to the snark you see in most animated films these days. The animation method they use is also very unique. It’s computer generated, but it feels like you’re watching either a stop-motion film or a 2D animated special.