If you were betting on the Oscars, Bovada had Frozen at 1/30 for Best Animated Featured film and the field, including Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises at 7/1. See how the safe bets won after the jump.
This year, 19 films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Since at least 16 were accepted, a field of five films have received nominations, including Hayao Miyazaki's final anime feature, The Wind Rises. Meanwhile, Shuhei Morita's "Possessions" from Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. More after the jump.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has listed the 19 films submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Not all of them have fulfilled the requirement to run in Los Angeles this calendar year yet, and the academy has a history of disqualifying movies that are less than 75% animated, but if 16 are accepted, then there will be 5 nominees for the next award. More after the jump.
This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Among these is renowned composer Joe Hisaishi, know for work on Hayao Miyazaki's anime movies, including the Academy Award winning Spirited Away. More after the jump.
Hopefully everyone's weekend is wrapping up nicely, whether you're sitting around watching the Oscars, or perhaps doing something infinitely more interesting. I don't even like award shows, but I'll admit I have it on in the background as I type this. And the award for best recap of Crunchyroll News content goes to… Read on to find out (SPOILER: It's this recap)!
Paperman, Disney’s animated short about finding love with the help of a handful of paper airplanes, takes the Oscar for Best Short Film (Animated), but Bowser takes the award for having Wreck-It-Ralph’s back. Check it out after the jump.