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Oscars 2020: Where to watch this year’s Best Animated nominees and winners

Enjoy this year’s Academy Awards nominees for Best Animated Feature and Short Film for free and paid online.

The winners may have been announced for the 92nd annual Academy Awards last night, but those who didn’t win are among the best creative examples of Hollywood and foreign cinema in 2019/2020.

The categories of most interest to animators and digital artists were those in animation, production design and visual effects, the shortlists of which you’ll find below.

We’ve also signposted where you and the kids can watch the Best Animated Feature and Animated Short Film nominees – including their respective winners Toy Story 4 and Hair Love – with directions to US/UK streaming sites and, in the case of the shorts, links to their free streams on YouTube.

Best Animated Feature

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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Idyllic Landscape Paintings by Artist Tomás Sánchez Render Nature’s Meditative Qualities

For nearly three decades, Cuban painter Tomás Sánchez has been painting serene landscapes of clam waters and verdant forests full of towering palms and dense shrubs. Now part of a lengthy series, his realistic works focus on nature’s immensity as they contrast massive waterfalls and miles of endless treetops with a nondescript figure, who often can be found seated or standing amongst the lush scenery.

In a statement, Sánchez explained how his practice of meditation informs his work. “The interior spaces that I experience in meditation are converted into the landscapes of my paintings; the restlessness of my mind transformed into landfills,” he writes. “When I paint, I experience meditative states; through meditation, I achieve a union with nature, and nature, in turn, leads me to meditation.”

For more of the Costa Rica-based artist’s projects, head to Instagram, and check out Artsy to see which tranquil paintings you can add to your own collection