Academy Awards Best Animated

Oscars 2016: Inside Out wins Best Animated Feature

Pixar's Inside Out just took home the Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category. The Pete Docter-directed film, which was a critical and commercial hit for the studio, chronicled the emotions of a young girl. Inside Out has picked up dozens awards since its release last summer, including the Golden Globe for best animated picture. Toy Story's Woody and Buzz Lightyear announced the category, so Inside Out's win made for one big Pixar reunion.

What a feeling

Inside Out was up against a stacked lineup for the award, including Charlie Kaufman's puppet-starring Anomalisa, Brazilian director Alê Abreu's, Shaun and the Sheep Movie, and Studio Ghibli's final feature When Marnie Was There. Though all films have been highly praised by critics, Inside Out had by far the widest release of any of its competitors, and its emotional appeal, plus that Pixar brand recognition was likely catnip to Academy voters.

While accepting his award, Docter said, "This film was really born from watching our kids grow up. To anyone in junior high or high school, there are days you're gonna feel angry, you're gonna feel sad, and that’s nothing you can choose, but you can make stuff."

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