The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was better informed and did not nominate TINTIN in the animation category, which was a relief. That it wasn’t nominated in any category except Best Music, was also a relief, given that it in no way reproduced the splendid art it was based on:
MOCAP is motion captured by actors in moCap suits, PERFCAP is more subtle facial performance captured by little sensors on the face and facial cameras (see top photo).
The New Zealand WETA animation crew
Some journalists and producers mistakenly think that action produced by actors is “more natural” than action produced by animators and have suggested that animators need actors to do the action so they can copy it. Animators know that this is not the case, that they can reproduce any action without live-action reference. But the animation process is long and costly which is why mocap exists: it’s quick and cheap and we’re probably going to see a lot more of it. Actors in mocap suits produce the action much faster than any kind of animation but without CG artists tweaking, smoothing and providing overlap action, mocap action looks unnatural and spastic. Even though digital artists and animators are involved, mocap is not animation, it’s a hybrid process with none of the grace and charm of hand-drawn or even CG animation. It’s techno/acting with a little CG animation and a lot of visual effects.
PS - It’s interesting to see how Spielberg got around the Uncanny Valley effect, by editing very fast, having few close-ups and those few were usually in shadow. In case you're wondering how to tell the difference between CGI and mocap films, the one with the more wooden faces and the unnatural movements is the mocap.