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Oscar nominations 2015: Broad animation field leaves out 'Lego Movie'
Oscar nominations 2015: Broad animation field leaves out 'Lego Movie'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated "Big Hero 6," "The Boxtrolls," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya" and "Song of the Sea" for best animated feature, a diverse list of films which nevertheless omits a popular favorite, "The Lego Movie." In a year with no film from frequent contender Pixar Animation and some very strong movies from industry outsiders and newcomers, the category reflects the tastes of the academy's animation nominating committee, a group that tends to select films with an eye toward the roots of the craft in stop-motion and hand-drawn techniques. "The...

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