Award Watch: BAFTA’s Animation Nominees

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced their nominees for outstanding achievement today:

ANIMATED FILM

RATATOUILLE – Brad Bird
SHREK THE THIRD – Chris Miller
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE – Matt Groening/James L Brooks

SHORT ANIMATION

THE PEARCE SISTERS – Jo Allen/Luis Cook
HEAD OVER HEELS – Osbert Parker/Fiona Pitkin/Ian Gouldstone
THE CRUMBLEGIANT – Pearse Moore/John McCloskey

The complete list of nominees is here. The BAFTA winners are announced on Sunday, February 10th.


  • http://portapuppets.does.it uncle wayne

    Thank you!! I am certain that Our Rat will win!

  • http://www.bishopanimation.com Floyd Bishop

    I would have liked to have seen “Surf’s Up” instead of “Shrek the Third”.

    Congratulations to the nominees.

  • Ellen Yu

    No Persepolis? Unless it hasn’t been released in Britain yet?

  • Angry Anim

    I absolutely agree with Floyd about Surf’s Up. Unfortunately, it was probably snubbed because of “Happy Feet” last year. Lame.

  • Bobby D.

    I’m certain “Our” Simpsons will win! (JK) But, congrats to all of yours, mine and ours, nominations! I second….make that “third”, the “Surf’s Up” omission. Beautiful film that’s having a tough time getting any respect.

  • J. J. Hunsecker

    Why does The Simpsons Movie list the producers under the Animated Film nominees, while Ratatouille and Shrek the Third list the directors? Shouldn’t David Silverman be giving the credit for The Simpsons Movie?

  • http://www.sadiethepilot.com Kellie Strøm

    No, Persepolis hasn’t been released here yet. IMDB says April.

  • Christopher Olson

    Why only three nominees and not five? Were there too few animated films to choose from?

  • Paul N

    I’m with Floyd – why is “Surf’s Up” not gettin’ the love?