The primary individual THR spoke with is recognized as a male member of the Academy’s 648-person producers department. This individual bluntly said that of the 5 animated characteristic nominees, he “didn’t actually give a shit about any of them.” Right here’s his complete remark:
I watched at the very least a part of all of them — a few them of their entirety — and I didn’t actually give a shit about any of them. My favourite animated movie of the yr, Luck, didn’t even get nominated.
To this producer’s credit score, nonetheless, he abstained from voting within the class, which is definitely an enchancment over the extra frequent Academy members who asks their kids to recommend the winner of the animated characteristic class.
The second Academy member that THR spoke with, a male member of the 867-person brief movies and have animation department, provided a much more troubling reply. This particular person said that they voted for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio despite the fact that they hadn’t bothered to observe among the different movies within the class:
I didn’t see The Sea Beast or Marcel the Shell With Sneakers On. I preferred Turning Pink. If Guillermo del Toro hadn’t made Pinocchio this yr, Puss in Boots would’ve deserved to win — it’s so good — however he did. I like Guillermo, and I beloved the animation and the best way he instructed the story.
That this individual voted with out having seen the movies within the class is extra disconcerting than the one who didn’t give a shit in regards to the movies and didn’t vote. As a result of right here we now have a member of the one one of many Academy’s 17 branches that’s truly purported to respect and respect animation. The truth that they couldn’t be bothered to even watch the movies for the department they symbolize tells you just about every thing you want to know in regards to the Oscars.
If disillusioned animation lovers can take solace in something, it’s that this similar voter isn’t simply ignorant about animation; in addition they don’t perceive the opposite classes wherein they’re casting votes:
In case you select to care about who wins the Academy Awards it’s best to keep in mind that among the voters apparently do not know what the classes truly imply pic.twitter.com/DT85TeHwPk
— Brooks Otterlake (@i_zzzzzz) March 8, 2023