Who’s winning the Battle of the Sexes in the Oscar category for Best Animated Feature?

It makes sense that the first film to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature was DreamWorks’Shrek,” a 2001 shredding of the typical old-school Disney house-brand fairy tale of yore. It subverted the very idea of blandly handsome princes and beautiful princesses on its head by turning them into warty overweight ogres who nonetheless lived happily ever after in three sequels, several shorts and a spin-off with “Puss in Boots.”

But for all its daring doodling, however, the central relationship is between two males, foul-tempered Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) and upbeat, chatty Donkey (Eddie Murphy). By the time the cheery beast crooned a bouncy rendition of “I’m a Believer,” Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona didn’t have a chance against the jive-talking ass of a sidekick.

The winning ‘toons last decade followed “Shrek’s” lead and were primarily driven by male lead characters, ranging from 2003’s “Finding Nemo,
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