So, you know, subject to change and all that.
Here are my top options for Best Animated Feature:
(Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson)
A living diorama on individuality and loneliness. If only more American animation houses could embrace the notion of cartoons for adults. We might get singular, daring auteur productions like this more often.
(Alê Abreu, Fernanda Carvalho, Tita Tessler)
Animation hardly seems like the medium for a charged social message movie, and yet it's impossible to imagine this ingenious abstract odyssey being done any other way. An explosion of social conscious via colour and sound.
(Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen)
Pixar's most ambitious concept to date, and also among it's greatest triumphs, creating a marvelously imaginative world that could only ever be achieved through animation. An arguable masterpiece.
(Steve Martino, Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz)
Blue Sky's finest effort to date turned out to be exactly the sort of movie I hoped it would be; Modest but utterly disarming, speaking to kids at their own level without leaning on immature foolishness.
(Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiaki Nishimura)
If you can stand a bit of emo-ness and a couple of gentle mind-fucks, you'll find that this is a nice little movie, sumptuously inked and scored as all Ghibli efforts are. The sensitivity is felt in every frame.
The Good Dinosaur (Peter Sohn, Denise Ream)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Butron, Richard Starzack)