The Oscar nominations were announced this morning.
Nominated for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE were:
Coraline – Henry Selick
The Fantastic Mr. Fox – Wes Anderson
The Princess And The Frog – John Musker, Ron Clements
The Secret of Kells – Tomm Moore
UP – Pete Docter
Also: UP was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. In addition to BEST ANIMATED FEATURE, the Pixar film was also nominated for BEST PICTURE (!), SOUND EDITING (Michael Silvers and Tom Myers), ORIGINAL SCORE (Michael Giacchino) and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy).
“Almost There” and “Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog were nominated for BEST SONG (Music and Lyric by Randy Newman).
THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX also received a nomination for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Alexandre Desplat).
AVATAR was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including BEST PICTURE.
Nominated for BEST ANIMATED SHORT are:
French Roast – Fabrice O. Joubert, director (Pumpkin Factory/Bibo Films).
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty – Nicky Phelan, director, and Darragh O’Connell, producer (Brown Bag Films)
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte) – Javier Recio Gracia, director (Kandor Graphics and Green Moon).
Logorama – Nicolas Schmerkin, producer (Autour de Minuit).
A Matter of Loaf and Death – Nick Park, director (Aardman Animations Ltd.)
The directors nominated for Best Animated Feature will appear in person for Q&A with Tom Sito on at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, on Thursday March 4th at 7:30pm — For more information check the Academy’s Animated Feature Symposium website.
The filmmakers nominated for Best Animated Short will appear in person for Q&A at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, on Tuesday March 2nd at 7:30pm — For more information check the Academy’s Oscar Event website.
The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday March 7th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.