Try not to let this destroy your faith in the Academy. Anime got shut out at the Oscars. The Miyazakis' From Up on Poppy Hill was eligible for Best Animated Feature, but lost out in the nominations to Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates and Wreck-It-Ralph. Meanwhile Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo's Combustible failed to get the Best Animated Short nod in favor of The Simpsons among others. See the full list after the jump.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has shortlisted ten films for the Best Animated Short category, from which five nominess will be selected. Among the recognized is Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo's Combustible, produced with Gundam studio Sunrise for his Short Peace anthology. More after the jump.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 21 animated movie submitted to be considered for a Best Animated Film Oscar. Gkids said that they would be doing that work to make sure that the Miyazakis' From Up on Poppy Hill would get recognized, and they've followed through, making sure that Studio Ghibli's latest is in the thick of things. More after the jump.