The primary particular person THR spoke with is recognized as a male member of the Academy’s 648-person producers department. This particular person bluntly said that of the 5 animated function nominees, he “didn’t actually give a shit about any of them.” Right here’s his entire remark:
I watched not less than 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 12 months, 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 widespread Academy members who asks their kids to recommend the winner of the animated function class.
The second Academy member that THR spoke with, a male member of the 867-person quick 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 look at among the different movies within the class:
I didn’t see The Sea Beast or Marcel the Shell With Footwear On. I appreciated Turning Pink. If Guillermo del Toro hadn’t made Pinocchio this 12 months, 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 way in which he instructed the story.
That this particular person voted with out having seen the movies within the class is extra disconcerting than the one that didn’t give a shit in regards to the movies and didn’t vote. As a result of right here we’ve got a member of the one one of many Academy’s 17 branches that’s truly speculated to respect and respect animation. The truth that they couldn’t be bothered to even watch the movies for the department they signify tells you just about every thing you must know in regards to the Oscars.
If dissatisfied animation lovers can take solace in something, it’s that this similar voter isn’t simply ignorant about animation; additionally they don’t perceive the opposite classes by which they’re casting votes:
Should you select to care about who wins the Academy Awards you must 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