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Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
This guy wears yoga pants and hides his face, then confronts guys who look at his butt.
yooo this guy’s gonna get his ass kicked for real lol
Why is he going to have his ass kicked? Because he’s addressing a real problem females face, making men realize just how creepy it can actually be?
Because its hilarious watching grown men run away like children after almost cat-calling another of their own gender.
But no, the guy that was like “Yeah. I was. You’ve got a nice ass”
"I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners." - Hayao Miyazaki
Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.
Yes hello do you have rum ice cream 8y chance?
but all the people who own shops around cons
every year they just see this swarm of people coming down the street in dumb costumes
"yep same shit as usual"
Dude cons make so much fucking money for these people it’s utterly ridick. After Otakon this year my dad and I went to this little pizza shop down the road form the convention center and my dad being my overly friendly, talkative dad, started chatting with the nice old lady who ran the place.
She told us about how the con brought in a TON of money into the city every year, and not only that, dramatically reduced the crime rate over the weekend. If you go too far down the road, you realize that the Baltimore convention center isn’t that far from a not really great part of town. But all those people? It makes it hard for the really bad people to do their thing. For one weekend, some of the people in the area get to go about their business feeling a little safer, and a little better off than they normally would, because the swarms of people are coming down the street in their dumb, wonderful costumes.
cons are great okay, even for those not involved with them. It’s really, really beautiful.
I’ve been treated like crap by an establishment for being part of a con at only one location in all of my con-going history. No lie, every other place has treated us like celebrities. I’ve had people come up to me and shake my hand and thank me for coming out and helping their business.
So for God’s sake, attend cons and cosplay and be a good person while you do it! If you’re polite and are a good patron, the people running businesses there will most likely love you.
Lupita Nyong’o accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award for ‘12 Years a Slave’ during the 86th Annual Academy Awards