Awards season is back with a bang, and in terms of animation we’ve already seen Zootropolis (Zootopia for our friends in America) scoop the Golden Globe.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have unveiled the contenders for the 2017 BAFTA awards. As ever here on Skwigly we don’t really care about which actor or actress gets what, we’re just interested in those hard working ladies and gents that have been slaving away to produce the very best animation and visual effects of the past year to shine the spotlight on those guys.
As regular readers know we like to do a little poll to see what you’d like to vote for in the BAFTA awards. Last year you correctly guessed Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens would walk away with awards for Animated Feature and Special Visual Effects respectively whilst Nina Gantz Edmond won the BAFTA for British Short Animation, a third consecutive win for the NFTS. With two more NFTS films (The Alan Dimension and A Love Story) in the running the odds are stacking in favour of their run of luck continuing. It’s a good year for American films, especially Disney who find themselves up against themselves with Moana and Zootropolis taking on sister studio Pixar with Finding Dory and sole stop motion entry Kubo and the Two Strings from Laika. Who do you think will win this year? Vote in our poll below and lets see if your right when the awards ceremony takes place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Here are the nominations for the 2017 BAFTA awards. You’ll also find links to interviews and Skwigly content from the directors if you want to discover more.
Kubo and the Two Strings
Byron Howard, Rich Moore
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
The Alan Dimension
Jac Clinch, Jonathan Harbottle, Millie Marsh
A Love Story
Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Elena Ruscombe-King
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, David Watkins
The Jungle Book
Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Neil Corbould, Hal Hickel, Mohen Leo, John Knoll, Nigel Sumner