Oscar animation longlist revealed

32 films under consideration

by Jennie Kermode

Dilili In Paris - one of the contenders for Best Animated Picture in 2020
Dilili In Paris - one of the contenders for Best Animated Picture in 2020 Photo: UniFrance

What will be the 2020 Academy Awards Best Animated Picture winner? The longlist was released today, showing 32 films in competition, though some ave not yet had the week-long Los Angeles theatrical run necessary for them to fully qualify. They range from popular hits like Toy Story 4 to traditional animation like Dilili In Paris and creative oddities like This Magnificent Cake! Some, like The Swallows Of Kabul and Another Day Of Life, are notable for their challenging subject matter, while others, like The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, focus on visual inventiveness.

The contenders will be whittled down to five by the 13th of January ahead of the final vote. They remain eligible for awards in other categories as well. The Oscar ceremony will take place earlier in the year than usual, on 9 February.

That list in full:-

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Big adventure Ann Roth and Carlo Poggioli on camels, the desert, The English Patient and The New Pope

Tied together by the moon Marco Bellocchio on the soundtrack, locations, nature and the moons in The Traitor

Precise construction Bertrand Bonello on Jacques Tourneur, George Romero and Zombi Child

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