Anomalisa and the history of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature

Animated films have received great praise over the years, but it was only in 2002 when the Academy Awards added the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to honor these movies properly. Since then, most of the films awarded were made mainly with younger audiences in mind.

Interview: Directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Talk About Their Incredible ‘Anomalisa’

We haven’t seen Charlie Kaufman in seven years. In 2008 the screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind released his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York, a sprawling epic about life, death, love, art, gender, and just about everything else.