The Academy Award noms are in and Guillermo Del Toro will henceforth be known as “Oscar® nominated del Toro” in the halls of Comic-con. PAN’S LABYRINTH received six nominations, including Foreign Language Film, Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Score, Cinematography and Make-Up.
SUPERMAN RETURNS received a nomination for Visual Effects, along with PIRATES 2 and POSEIDON. PIRATES got a bunch of those weird sound editing noms, as well as Art Direction.
Animated nominees included CARS, HAPPY FEET and a randomly selected third film, this time MONSTER HOUSE.
AND of course, the category you have all been waiting for, the TIE BREAKER category…ANIMATED SHORT FEATURE!
“The Danish Poet” Torill Kove; A Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada Production(National Film Board of Canada)
“Lifted” Gary Rydstrom; A Pixar Animation Studios Production (Buena Vista)
“The Little Matchgirl” Roger Allers and Don Hahn; A Walt Disney Pictures Production (Buena Vista)
“Maestro” Geza M. Toth; A Kedd Production (Szimplafilm)
“No Time for Nuts” Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier; A Blue Sky Studios Production(20th Century Fox)
The Beat will be back with our EXCLUSIVE Animated Short Film handicapping closer to the awards, and as always, will help you win the Oscar® pool. We are three for three since we started this feature!
In other notes, we were happy to see Al Gore, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Gosling, Eddie Murphy and Abigail Breslin get their noms, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t let Clint beat Marty again. Please. It’s getting old.