The big moment has arrived for 2012 as the nominations for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar Awards was released this morning.
While we congratulate all who were given the prestigious honor of being nominated for their work, we list below the break the nominations pertinent to our corner of the entertainment world.
And the Nominees are ...
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
- "A Cat in Paris," Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
- "Chico & Rita," Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
- "Kung Fu Panda 2," Jennifer Yuh Nelson
- "Puss in Boots," Chris Miller
- "Rango," Gore Verbinski
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
- "Dimanche/Sunday," Patrick Doyon
- "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
- "La Luna," Enrico Casarosa
- "A Morning Stroll," Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
- "Wild Life," Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
- "Hugo," Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
- "Real Steel," Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
- "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
- "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
Add On: Rio from Blue Sky didn't get a "Best Animated Feature" nod, but it picked up a "Best Song" nomination.