Today the 90th Academy Awards nominations were announced. "Loving Vincent" by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman was nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category.


"Loving Vincent" is the world's first fully painted feature-length animation. It took 4 years and 115 painters, working in the studios in Wrocław, Gdańsk and the United Kingdom, to make it. The film directors are painter Dorota Kobiela and producer Hugh Welchmann, who in 2008 won an Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film with the film "Peter and the Wolf", and the script was co-written by Polish poet and novelist Jacek Dehnel. The film was produced by BreakThru Films studio, established in London by Hugh Welchamn, and Trademark Films. It shows life and death of one of the most brilliant impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh and was made entirely using the oil painting technique. Each film frame (12 fps) is a separate painting on the canvas, painted using the same technique the Dutch painter had mastered.

It is yet another nomination for a prestigious foreign award for "Loving Vincent". The animation was also nominated for Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice award, Detroit Film Critics Society award and Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society award; it also got 3 nominations for the prestigious American Annie Awards given to the best animations. "Loving Vincent" has also a chance to win BAFTA. What is more "Loving Vincent" has already won awards at various festivals including Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Shanghai Film Festival, and received the European Film Award.

The other four Oscar nominated films in the “Loving Vincent" category are: "The Boss Baby" by Tom McGrath, "The Breadwinner" by Nora Twomey, "Coco" by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina and "Ferdinand" by Carlos Saldanha.

The award winners will be announced at The 90th Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018.