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I just loved watching Frozen.

I came to hear that frozen got an Oscar. While the movie is superb, I felt like the story is not worth of Oscar level.

So I just like to know what are all the points that the Academy will look for for awarding an Oscar. I'd just like to hear some good objective points/reasons behind the success of Frozen at the Oscars.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Avner Shahar-Kashtan, GµårÐïåñ, Tom77, Soner Gönül, Oliver_C Apr 12 '14 at 11:27

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@close-voters I tried to repair the question slightly, even if it might still use some more objective wording. But I think it can work, like other seemingly opinionated questions already worked quite well in the past. –  Tom Cody Apr 12 '14 at 9:42
@NapoleonWilson - Still too much opinion I think. Spinning it as a question about the mechanics of the Oscars might work though. –  System Down Apr 12 '14 at 14:45
as it put on hold, my Question actually is "what are the plus points of Frozen movie that bought Oscar to it". Hope it solves. –  santu47 Apr 12 '14 at 16:54
vote down reason please –  santu47 Apr 14 '14 at 6:26
@santu47 - It takes 5 votes (Or a moderator) to close a question, it takes the same to re-open a question. –  JohnP Apr 15 '14 at 15:03

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First of all, I haven't seen Frozen yet, so this answer is more or less based on common sense rather than any critical assessment of the movie itself. But you have to consider that Frozen was not nominated (let alone awarded) in categories like Best Picture or Best Screenplay, but in the categories Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

So while the story or other details might not have been on "Oscar level" (I don't know, though), it is the overall composition of the movie that counts for Best Animated Feature. Add to this that in this regard it wasn't competing with American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave or Gravity, but with other animated feature films of that year. So it is not a big stretch to be regarded as the best of all those animated movies, seeing that it got pretty high commercial and critical acclaim in general (other factors aside, like being released in late autumn and thus favouring the Academy's sometimes short attention span).

Likewise, while I am not able to judge the quality of the song "Let It Go" compared to the other songs nominated for Best Original Song (though, I would probably have chosen "Ordinary Love", but that is entirely based on personal preference), this is again a quite specialized category, where the success of this movie is not too far-fetched or based on other things like its story.

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Just a side note: The Wind Rises, which was also nominated, has a higher IMDb and Metascore rating than Frozen. –  Oliver_C Apr 12 '14 at 11:54
@Oliver_C True, yet I guess it's a close call and Frozen's success and overall rating makes it a likely choice inside the boundaries of the Academy's individual critical assessments. But thanks for the information, of course. –  Tom Cody Apr 12 '14 at 12:41
I'd wager the advertising budget for Frozen was much more than for any of the other contenders. That's another factor that adds to popularity (since you have to hear of a movie to want to see it). –  Meat Trademark Apr 15 '14 at 17:57

Frozen was awarded under Best Animation Category.

And there is no other better animated movie than Frozen which was released in 2013.

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"And there is no other better animated movie than Frozen" I see, okay then –  santu47 Apr 12 '14 at 8:03
"there is no other better animated movie than Frozen which was released in 2013" - And this is based on what? It winning at the Oscars? –  Tom Cody Apr 12 '14 at 9:50
Yep ..winning at the oscars. There is no other movie as good as it was in 2013. –  Venu Kumar Apr 12 '14 at 9:57
@VenuKumar That's a bit of circular logic. "Frozen should win an Oscar because it's the best, and it's the best because it won an Oscar". –  Avner Shahar-Kashtan Apr 12 '14 at 11:48
Why was it the best animated movie released in 2013? How is it better, for instance, than Miyazaki's The Wind Rises? –  System Down Apr 12 '14 at 14:44

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