At last night’s 85th Academy Awards, Brave won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature against Wreck-it Ralph, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Frankenweenie. It’s Pixar’s seventh win in the category, and a return to form after Rango took the award over Cars 2 last year. Disney’s Paperman won for Best Animated Short Film.
The win ignited some controversy over Pixar’s domination of the category, but the hard work behind all of the nominees, Brave included, should be respected. All five films are great, experimenting with some unconventional stories and a variety of animation techniques. But what made me glad about Brave‘s victory was seeing Brenda Chapman onstage with Andrews. It’s heartening to see her tumultuous experience with Brave end on a high note. Watch her and Mark Andrews discuss their win below (via Pixar Post):
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!