The nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning:
Best Animated Feature
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Surf’s Up (Ash Brannon and Chris Buck)
Note: The Surf’s Up nomination surprised even Sony. Yair Landau, president of Sony Pictures Digital, told Animation Magazine this morning, “We really didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t run any campaign here whatsoever.” Considering that both Persepolis and Surf’s Up are released by Sony, it’ll be interesting to see whether they choose to promote one film over the other in the run-up to the Oscars.