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Oscar wins for ‘Inside Out’, ‘Bear Story’ and ‘Ex Machina’

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The 2016 Oscar winners have been announced, and while the world at large can finally rest now that Leo has had his day, we at Skwigly are as ever more focused on the animation-centric categories, the results of which proved equally predictable and surprising.

The former instance saw Inside Out (Dir. Pete Docter/Ronnie del Carmen)’s more-or-less inevitable win, the Disney/Pixar crowdpleaser having charmed international audiences and topped our recent Skwigly reader’s poll.

In complete defiance of expectation (at least among the Skwigly audience who ranked it last to win without a single vote in the reader’s poll), taking home the award for Best Animated Short was Gabriel Osorio’s Bear Story (Historia De Un Oso) from Punkrobot Animation Studio, beating out the much-buzzed-about contenders World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt), We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Konstantin Bronzit), Prologue (Richard Williams) and Sanjay’s Super Team (Sanjay Patel).

Elsewhere, amongst the VFX contenders Ex Machina (Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett) proved triumphant, beating out poll favourites Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

What are your thoughts on this year’s winners? Let us know in the comments below or via Twitter.

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  • Noodlybits

    Bear Story was beautifully made and interminable. I preferred all of the other nominees. I am at least grateful that the absolutely atrocious Anomalisa did not win.

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