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Complete List Of Academy Award Winners for Best Animated Feature Film

Academy Award Winners for Best Animated Feature Film OscarThe need for a complete list of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Animated Feature started when Beauty and the Beast changed the way the Academy looked at animated films. The film was rightly considered in the Best Picture category, but it caused many to realize that animated feature films were often overlooked for Oscars. The success of this film lead to the creation of the Academy Award Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. It was first given out at the 74th Academy Awards, held on March 24, 2002.

And what was the first film to win the Oscar for best animated feature? Just look down the complete list of Academy Award winning and Oscar nominated films.

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film nominations and winners are voted on by the full members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. If there are 16 or more films eligible for consideration in this category, five films are nominated for the award; otherwise there will only be three films nominated. The Academy rules state:

An animated feature film is defined as a motion picture of at least 70 minutes in running time, in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique. In addition, a significant number of the major characters must be animated, and animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time.

The Academy Award year is the year the Oscar is awarded; it is for movies of the previous year.


Complete List Of Academy Award Winners and Oscar Nominees for Best Animated Feature Film


2002- The 74th Annual Academy Awards

2003- The 75th Annual Academy Awards

2004- The 76th Annual Academy Awards

2005- The 77th Annual Academy Awards

2006- The 78th Annual Academy Awards

2007- The 79th Annual Academy Awards

  • Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures – George Miller
  • Cars – Pixar – John Lasseter
  • Monster House – Sony Pictures Animation – Gil Kenan

2008- The 80th Annual Academy Awards

  • Ratatouille – Pixar – Brad Bird
  • Persepolis – 2.4.7. Film – Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
  • Surf’s Up – Sony Pictures Animation – Ash Brannon, Chris Buck

2009- The 81th Annual Academy Awards

  • WALL•E – Pixar – Andrew Stanton
  • Bolt – Walt Disney Pictures – Chris Williams, Byron Howard
  • Kung Fu Panda – DreamWorks Animation -John Wayne Stevenson and Mark Osborne

2010- The 82th Annual Academy Awards

2011- The 83th Annual Academy Awards

2012- The 84th Annual Academy Awards

  • Rango – Nickelodeon Movies – Gore Verbinski
  • Une Vie De Chat (A Cat In Paris) – Folimage – Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli
  • Chico & Rita – Magic Light Pictures – Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 – DreamWorks Animation – Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • Puss in Boots – DreamWorks Animation – Chris Miller

2013- The 85th Annual Academy Awards

2014- The 86th Annual Academy Awards

  • Frozen – Walt Disney Pictures – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho
  • The Croods – DreamWorks Animation – Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco, Kristine Belson
  • Despicable Me 2– Illumination Entertainment – Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Chris Meledandri
  • Ernest et Célestine (Ernest And Celestine) – Les Armateurs – Benjamin Renner, Didier Brunner
  • Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)– Studio Ghibli – Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki

2015- The 87th Annual Academy Awards

2016- The 88th Annual Academy Awards

  • Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures – Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera
  • Anomalisa– Paramount Pictures, Starburns Industries – Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, Rosa Tran
  • O Menino E O Mundo – Filme de Papel – Alê Abreu
  • Omoide no Mânî (When Marnie Was There)– Studio Ghibli – Yoshiaki Nishimura, Toshio Suzuki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie – Aardman Animations – Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

2017- The 89th Annual Academy Awards

  • Zootopia– Walt Disney Pictures – Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer
  • Kubo and the Two Strings– Laika Entertainment – Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
  • Moana– Walt Disney Pictures – John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
  • Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life As A Zucchini)- RITA – Claude Barras and Max Karli
  • The Red Turtle– Wild Bunch – Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki

2018- The 90th Annual Academy Awards

  • Coco– Pixar Animation Studios – Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
  • The Boss Baby– DreamWorks Animation – Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
  • The Breadwinner– Cartoon Saloon – Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
  • Ferdinand– Blue Sky Studios – Carlos Saldanha and Lori Forte
  • Loving Vincent– BreakThru Films – Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

2019- The 91th Annual Academy Awards

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse– Sony Pictures Animation – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
  • Incredibles 2– Pixar Animation Studios – Brad Bird, Nicole Paradis Grindle, John Walker
  • Isle of Dogs– Indian Paintbrush, American Empirical Pictures – Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin
  • Mirai– Studio Chizu – Mamoru Hosoda, Yūichirō Saitō
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet– Walt Disney Pictures – Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Clark Spencer

Oscar Score Card

Number Of Academy Award Wins By Studio

If you are keeping score, you will want to know which studio has won the most Academy Awards. The studio with the highest number of Oscar wins is Pixar Studios, going away. looking at the number of Oscar wins for other studios, as well as the number of Academy Award nominations for Best animated film tells an even larger story, though.

Studio Oscar Nominations Academy Award Wins
Pixar Studios 12 9
Walt Disney Pictures 10 3
DreamWorks Animation 10 1
Studio Ghibli 4 1
Aardman Animations 2 1
Sony Pictures Animation 2 1
Warner Bros. Pictures 1
Nickelodeon Movies 1
Laika Entertainment 5
Les Armatuers 3
Blue Sky Studios 3
Illumination Entertainment 1
Wild Bunch 1
Cartoon Saloon 1
BreakThru Films 1
Studio Chizu 1
American Empirical Pictures 1

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