Discuss: Should Wall-E Shoot for Best Picture?

There’s no doubt that earlier in the year, Wall-E knocked us out of our theater seats with a brilliant story, the kind of animation we’ve come to expect from Pixar, and a new slew of characters to fall in love with. When the credits rolled, it was obvious that it would be up for (if not win) the Oscar in the coming year.

Now that we’re closer to the end of the year and to the nominations, our bff’s over at Slashfilm are reporting that The Mouse is going to be pushing for Wall-E to be a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Animated films have never gotten much of a fair shake in the major category with only one animated nominee in its history, Beauty and the Best, but the creation of the Best Animated Feature category created a double-edge pencil that gave credit to animated features while systematically boxing them out from major feature consideration.

What do you think? Does Wall-E deserve a shot at the top prize? Could it win? Are they in danger of splitting the votes and losing their inevitable Best Animated Feature Oscar?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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