February 28, 2016

The Pixar Points #24: Should Have 'Inside Out' Been Nominated for Best Picture?

Hi everybody! Time for another Pixar Points! The "biggest night for movies", The Oscars are tonight (at 7p.m. for Eastern and 4p.m. for Pacific) and Pixar is up a couple of awards:
  • Sanjay's Super Team for Best Animated Short
  • Inside Out for Original Screenplay
  • Inside Out for Best Animated Picture
But there is one award that some people think Pixar should have been nominated and could have won: Inside Out for Best Picture.

For those who don't know, Best Picture is the biggest award at the Oscars which judges which the Academy thinks was the best movie of the previous year, and before you thought that this is completely unbelievable that an animated film could be nominated for Best Picture, it is not completely out of the question: Beauty and the Beast, Up (another Pete Docter movie), and Toy Story 3 have all been nominated for Best Picture in the past.

There are many ways that this could have been nominated for Best Picture: It was a big critical and commercial success, Pixar and Pete have both been nominated for the category in the past, and finally many people thought it was one of the best movies of the year. Of course, it didn't get nominated. But hopefully it will win at least one of the two awards that it is nominated for (most likely it will win Best Animated Picture).

But to get to my opinion on what I asked at the beginning of the post: Should have gotten nominated? My answer is yes. This movie was everything a movie could do: have a great plot, good characters, bring the audience into the world, and much more. I'm not going to act like it was the perfect movie, but it definitely was a great film. I know that they had other movies that they wanted to be nominated, but I feel that it could have been nominated and just might have been the first animated film to win. But sadly, that never came to be. But I will root for the movie tonight to win at least one of the awards, Pixar definitely deserves it.

But that's just my personal thoughts, what do you think? Leave them in the comments and let me know! See you next time!

Next Time on Pixar Points: A Pixar Fan's Thoughts on Tomorrowland

Do you think Inside Out should have been given a Best Picture nomination?

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