Honestly despite me not liking award shows since they’re mainly pointless to me and i think most of it’s a joke (with the Best Animated Feature award especially being the biggest unsurprising joke of them all and a joke to the animation industry since it’s so crazy Disney biased and the Academy literally don’t even try with it or care about animation at all) Zootopia winning that award a good thing
This win’s obviously not surprising, BUT It’s like, the ONLY time I can think of where a Disney win in that category was actually well-earned and made sense, the movie was great and commented on a topical and serious issue well, really not a negative thing I can think of for that movie, it’s fantastic, for me, it really DID feel like one of the best movies this year, like top 3 best animated features, easily.
To see an animated and even dramatic anti-racism movie win in THAT category? It’s good, and hopefully sends a good message.
And hopefully this win will allow Disney to deviate from their crazy predictable formula more, try different stuff and not stay in their little bubble for fear of losing awards or box office revenue. Zootopia was already a really different shift for Disney’s animated features that to see it do well (i mean it won an Oscar and made a billion fucking dollars) is actually really fucking cool, congrats to the makers.