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“Zootopia” Takes Home Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Piper” Wins Best Animated Short

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The 89th annual Academy Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney’s Zootopia taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Disney/Pixar’s “Piper” winning for Best Animated Short Film. Of the remaining categories with an animated film in contention, the Best Original Song award went to “City of Stars” from La La Land, beating out “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana; and Disney’s The Jungle Book won for Best Visual Effects over Focus/LAIKA’s Kubo and the Two Strings.

The full list of winners can be found at the Academy’s website.

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