'Frozen' Wins Oscar for Best Animated Feature & All Is Right With the World

In this year's Best Animated Feature Film category, two beloved favorites went head-to-head, battling it out for the little golden man. Despicable Me 2, starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Benjamin Bratt no doubt provided some competition, being a hugely successful sequel to an already hugely successful movie franchise. (It didn't hurt that it was also hilarious.) But giving Despicable Me 2 some trouble at the 2014 Oscars was breakout hit Frozen , which has warmed its way into the hearts of audiences and critics alike. But did the film — starring multifaceted actors Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel — warm the hearts of Oscar voters? Seems so. Because the Best Animated Feature Oscar went to Frozen.

Frozen beat out Despicable Me 2 during the 2014 Golden Globes earlier this winter, so its win comes at no surprise. The winners, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho gave a a short, yet simple and heart warming speech, thanking Disney, their families, and their "guardian angel" son, Ryder.

The other films that were up for Best Animated Feature Oscars this year were The Croods — starring Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds the French-Belgian film Ernest & Celestine — starring Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson, and Pauline Brunner — and the Japanese film The Wind Rises, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski.

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