TOY STORY 4

Josh Cooley | Mark Nielsen | Jonas Rivera

Woody and the gang go on a road trip with new toy Forky, who’s convinced he’s trash and doesn’t yet understand his role in the world. Along the way, Woody is unexpectedly reunited with independent spirit Bo Peep and finds himself faced with a decision, and a future, he never imagined.

FRONT-RUNNER

“Toy Story 4” is a Disney/Pixar film, so just by that fact alone it’s a front-runner. The company has a great track record for winning. However, sequels from the animation company are not always a guarantee. One thing that stands out to me is that “Klaus” swept at the Annie Awards. Yes, that’s a different voting body and the Academy members are much more general and may just gravitate toward “Toy Story 4” because of its name. But, I do believe “Klaus” or possibly even “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” has a chance to upset.

Josh Cooley

2015 (88th)Best Original Screenplay“Inside Out”NOMINEE

Mark Nielsen

NONE

Jonas Rivera

2009 (82nd)Best Picture“Up”NOMINEE
2015 (88th)Best Animated Feature“Inside Out”WON

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away”
Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

UNLIKELY

Right now, “Rocketman” and “Frozen II” are edging well above “Toy Story 4.” I would say never count out Randy Newman, but it does seem like there would have to be a pretty big upset for his song to win.

Randy Newman

1981 (54th)Best Original Score“Ragtime”NOMINEE
1981 (54th)Best Original Song“Ragtime”NOMINEE
1984 (57th)Best Original Score“The Natural”NOMINEE
1989 (62nd)Best Original Song“Parenthood”NOMINEE
1990 (63rd)Best Original Score“Avalon”NOMINEE
1994 (67th)Best Original Song“The Paper”NOMINEE
1995 (68th)Best Original Musical or Comedy Score“Toy Story”NOMINEE
1995 (68th)Best Original Song“Toy Story”NOMINEE
1996 (69th)Best Original Musical or Comedy Score“James and the Giant Peach”NOMINEE
1998 (71st)Best Original Dramatic Score“Pleasantville”NOMINEE
1998 (71st)Best Original Musical or Comedy Score“A Bug’s Life”NOMINEE
1998 (71st)Best Original Song“Babe: Pig in the City”NOMINEE
1999 (72nd)Best Original Song“Toy Story 2”NOMINEE
2000 (73rd)Best Original Song“Meet The Parents”NOMINEE
2001 (74th)Best Original Score“Monsters, Inc.”NOMINEE
2001 (74th)Best Original Song“Monsters, Inc.”WON
2006 (79th)Best Original Song“Cars”NOMINEE
2009 (82nd)Best Original Song“The Princess and the Frog”NOMINEE
2009 (82nd)Best Original Song“The Princess and the Frog”NOMINEE
2010 (83rd)Best Original Song“Toy Story 3”WON

RELEASE DATE
February 22, 2019

DIRECTOR
Josh Cooley

SCREENPLAY
Andrew Stanton
Stephany Folsom
John Lasseter (story)
Josh Cooley (story)
Valerie LaPointe (story)
Rashida Jones (story)
Will McCormack (story)
Martin Hynes (story)
Stephany Folsom (story)

STUDIO
Pixar Animation
Walt Disney Pictures

G

ANIMATED
ADVENTURE
COMEDY
FAMILY
FANTASY
100 minutes

OSCARS CHALLENGE
Viewed on February 2, 2020
4K ULTRA HD

FILMS LEFT

17

DAYS LEFT

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