Animated Film Oscar Nominations

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Oscar Time!

This morning in Hollywood, Chris Hemsworth announced the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. In the animation world, there are a few surprises, like no nominations for Pixar, either for feature or short. Only five films were considered for Best Animated Feature this year, despite a large field of possible contenders. Best Animated Short features a wide swath of foreign shorts, with only one from the US.

The nominees for Best Animated Feature this year are:

  • The Croods, Nick­elodeon Movies, Para­mount Pic­tures, Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion
  • Despi­ca­ble Me 2, Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios, Illu­mi­na­tion Enter­tain­ment
  • Ernest et Céles­tine (Ernest and Celes­tine), La Parti Pro­duc­tions, Les Arma­teurs, Maybe Movies, Mélu­sine Pro­duc­tions
  • Frozen, Walt Dis­ney Ani­ma­tion Stu­dios
  • Kaze Tach­inu (The Wind Rises), Stu­dio Ghi­bli

And the nominees for Best Animated Short for 2013 are:

  • Feral,” Daniel Sousa, direc­tor, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)
  • Get a Horse!” Lau­ren Mac­Mul­lan, direc­tor, and Dorothy McKim, pro­ducer (Walt Dis­ney Fea­ture Animation)
  • Mr. Hublot,” Lau­rent Witz, direc­tor, and Alexan­dre Espi­gares, co-director (Zeilt Productions)
  • Room on the Broom,” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, direc­tors (Magic Light Pic­tures, Stu­dio SOI)
  • Tsukumo,” (Pos­ses­sions) Shuhei Morita, direc­tor (Sun­rise Inc.)

The 86th Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 2, at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. Ellen DeGeneres returns as host this year, having previously hosted in 2007.

Good luck to all the nominees. Let us know in the comments which are your favorites, and who you think will take home Oscar this year!

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