Disney Films at The 2018 Academy Awards: “Will Anyone Remember Me?”

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Sunday night held host to the 90th annual Academy Awards, and as is the case most years, Disney had a good presence in the nominations – 4 films (Coco, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Beauty and the Beast) and a short (Lou, which showed before Cars 3) were nominated in 8 different categories. However, even with all that nomination love, only one film actually managed to take home any awards.

"Coco" strikes a chord with the Academy, bringing home two Oscars
“Coco” strikes a chord with the Academy, bringing home two Oscars

Coco was the big winner this year, taking home awards in both categories it was nominated for – Animated Feature Film (beating out the first fully painted animated feature film, Loving Vincent) and Original Song (defeating the likes of “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman and Call Me by Your Name‘s “Mystery Of Love”).

The Last Jedi was nominated in four different categories – Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects – but wasn’t able to convert any of those nominations to trophies. Two of those – Sound Editing and Sound Mixing – both went to the same film, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was also nominated for the Visual Effects award, but also lost out to the visually stunning Blade Runner 2049. Disney’s only other feature film nomination, Beauty and the Beast‘s Costume Design, wasn’t able to cash in either, losing out to the 1950s period piece Phantom Thread.

And finally, Lou, Pixar’s short film about a sentient lost-and-found bin, couldn’t find its Oscar for Animated Short; that win went to Dear Basketball, which was written by Kobe Bryant, and also happens to be the first short film to be drawn using nothing but a single pencil.

Do you agree with the Academy? Think any other films deserved a win? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Don’t agree with the Academy. How Beauty and Beast did not win anything shows how worthless these award programs are.

    • It was only nominated for Costume Design (Phantom Thread certainly deserved to win that), and Production Design. Production Design was a very competitive category. Case could be made for any of them really, especially Blade Runner (which imho was a subpar film but featured incredible production design.) Personally I think Beauty and the Beast was a great film, but I don’t think it was the best in any Oscar category.

      • To Everyone else who saw it:
        Please stop, you just make a fool of yourself.
        It was a fantastic movie, Oscar worthy.

        • To Ms. Taylor. It was the cinematic equivalent of a wet fart. Remeniscent of something good you had earlier, but rotten this time.

  • As someone who has studied Costume Design, all the nominees certainly were worthy…but my Disney love aside, Beauty and the Beast truly was a work of art in the costume design aspect. Such a shame it missed out on a win. It was the most deserving this year.

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