Pete Docter and Dana Murray’s Soul bagged the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. The storyline of Soul follows a jazz musician who tries to reunite his accidentally separated soul and body. It had a digital release and was streaming exclusively on Disney+Hotstar. Soul is Pixar’s first movie to feature a black protagonist (voiced by Jamie Foxx) and the first with a black co-director (Kemp Powers).
The film bagged not one but two awards! It also won Oscar for the Best Original Score by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste.
The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards were Onward, Over the Moon, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Soul, and Wolfwalkers. Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Original Score were Terence Blanchard, Da 5 Bloods, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Mank, Emile Mosseri, Minari, James Newton Howard, News of the World, and Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross & Jon Batiste, Soul.
The 93rd Academy Awards is being held on April 25, (April 26 IST) this year in Los Angeles at two locations: Dolby Theatre, where it has been hosted since 2001, and Union Station. Only the nominees, their guests and the ceremony’s presenters are allowed to enter the hall due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had announced that the Oscars will stream live this year from multiple locations.
The award ceremony was earlier scheduled to be held in February, but the event was delayed by two months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Just like the past two years, there is no host for Oscars 2021.