Academy Awards Nominations

Academy Awards Nominations
Once again this is academy time, here is the list of nominees for the 3 categories related to the animation and special effects.
Best Animated Feature film , Best Animated Short Film and Achievements in visual effects.

Continue reading the post to get my forecasts about those awards and watch avideos about  the short movies in list.
Place your bets ladies and gentlemen :)

Best Animated Feature Film:

  • Surf’s Up by Ash Brannon and Chris Buck (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Ratatouille by Brad Bird (Pixar/Walt Disney)
I am very happy with this selection, Hourra to Persepolis and the entire team of the film as well as a Marjane Satrapi (For comics too).
So far Ratatouille is the huge favorite, and I am delighted because I totally loved the movie. But I won’t mind either if Persepolis make the surprise by getting the award.

Best Animated Short Movie:

I Met the Walrus
Production : A Kids Explosions
Directed by Josh Raskin

Madame Tutli-Putli
Production : National Film Board of Canada
Directed by Chris Lavis et Maciek Szczerbowski

Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis
Production : Premium Films / BUF Compagnie
Directed by Samuel Tourneux

Peter and the wolf
Production : BreakThru Films/Se-ma-for Studios
Directed by : Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

My Love (Moya Lyubov)
Production : Dago-Film Studio, Channel One Russia et Dentsu Tec
Directed by : Alexander Petrov

you can see the first part of the short below :

I’ll cross my fingers for Samuel ( come on a French movie nominated for the shorts doesn’t happen quite often) , but I have to tell that I really like Petrov short and Madame Tutli-Putli
Those two look incredibly nice and have great emotional content.

Achievement in visual effects:

  • Golden Compass(New Line and Ingenious Film Partners)
  • Pirates of the Carribeans: At World’s End (Walt Disney)
  • Transformers (DreamWorks and Paramount with Hasbro)

Well this is simple I have seen only the Golden compass yet so I cannot tell.
Which one of those three did you like the most ?

What are your bets for the short and the feature ?

Update !! in a totally different manner here is a nice post from Veronica Romm about the Oscars
The Academy Awards : a love story

5 Responses to Academy Awards Nominations

  • Nico

    Beast Animated Feature Film: is a tough choice for me :P… I loved the three movies for different reasons, and ratatouille is a “chef d’oeuvre” but definitely not my favorite pixar movies… so I would say who-ever wins between those three will deserve it. Achievement in visual effects: here too, tough choice, Transformer was kinda crappy movie, Pirates three was fun but not better than the previous ones and perhaps too long, and i haven’t seen the last one, so, here, we’re criticizing the effects, but my general feeling about them is tweaked by how much I loved the movie. Can I picked “Children of Man” for Achievement in visual effects?… I wish I could. Best Animated Short Movie: Guess what? “we’re sorry, theses videos are not available”. I was able to see the one from Samuel though. Good work and demo real for Buf Cie.

  • Zeb

    I only found out peter and the wolf down, but the rest was working. Anyway I changed the link and now you can enjoy peter and the wolf video as well.

  • veronicaromm

    I saw this on digg and thought I would write to tell you I have a post on my site called The Academy Awards: a love story.  Take a look and maybe we can link them?  Let me know.  Veronica

  • veronicaromm

    Sorry I put my email in instead of my wordpress.

  • veronicaromm

    All linked, and thank you.  I appreciate it a lot.  I love this blog, very cool stuff.