Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The 2012 Oscar Nominations

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

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • "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.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Wrinkles" should have been nominated instead of "Chico & Rita" which was not that good.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Arthur Christmas, the most critically acclaimed animated film of 2011, is completely shut out.

Anonymous said...

Wrinkles deserved a nomination.

Steve Hulett said...

Both Arthur Christmas and The Adventures of Tintin were shut out of the "animated feature" competition.

The two were under-performers at the domestic box office. Coincidence?

(And yes, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita didn't do much, but I suppose the Academy wanted to throw smaller/foreign features into the mix.)

Anonymous said...

wow, no sign of disney or pixar for features?

Dan Siciliano said...

Steve and fellow commentors, I've got a story to tell you. "The Adventures of Tintin" won the Golden Globe for best animated feature but this time, it lost an Oscar nomination for best animated feature. At least it got a nomination for best musical score. This was the same thing that happened to Barbra Streisand. Ms. Striesand won a Golden Globe for her direction of "Yentl", which is a bad film. Everybody was glad until...Ms. Streisand was unjustly snubbed by the Academy for best director. Steven Spielberg, the director of "Tintin", bashed "Yentl", but he wouldn't know that the Globe-to-Oscar curse could happen to him someday.

Anonymous said...

Wrinkes and Arthur Christmas got robbed!

Anonymous said...

Where's the nomination for Winnie the Pooh?

Anonymous said...

Winnie the Pooh just wasn't very good. At all.

Anonymous said...

I just watched Rango for the first 10-15 minutes. It was trash, so that's where it went: in the trash.

Anonymous said...

You know... I watched the first 1/2 hour of rango last night with the kids. Didn't care for it... too busy, too arbitrary... HOWEVER, we watched the rest tonight and I have to say after a breather, I actually really enjoyed it. If it's still in the trash, dig it out and give it a chance.

Anonymous said...

Is this not the first time Pixar's feature entry has failed to be nominated?

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is the first time Pixar has not been nominated for Best Animated Feature since the category's inception in 2001.

el diablo said...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steven-spielberg-disney-rich-ross-282936

el diablo.

Anonymous said...

Bad year for animated films, especially after such a great 2010. Films that werent even nominated last year would get the Oscar this year. (Im looking at you, Tangled)

pffft said...

Tangled sucked

Anonymous said...

Dishonesty for the sake of the shock value or a jealous quip by an employee from a competing studio is unbecoming, immature, and transparent.

Everyone knows Tangled did NOT suck.

meh said...

apparently not transparent enough. Im just a troll. and imo it did suck.

pffft said...

"Dishonesty for the sake of the shock value or a jealous quip by an employee from a competing studio is unbecoming, immature, and transparent."


stupidest argument ever. its not only an 'ad hominem',but it also could be applyied to those grenades lobbed at rango....

Dan Siciliano said...

TANGLED FREAKING SUCKED!!! RANGO RULES!!!

Anonymous said...

rango was REALLY bad on every level. One of the worst children's cartoons ever made.

Anonymous said...

You are all cunts. I hate every single one of you.

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