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Nominees for 90th Academy Awards announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the nominees for this year’s Oscars. Per expectations, the pool for Best Animated Feature is mainly mainstream family-friendly films, with two less commercial picks. The animated shorts category is more eclectic. Nominees for Best Animated Feature Film: The Boss Baby (DreamWorks) – directed by Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann ...

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Fan parody: J.K. Simmons Receives an Oscar

One of the more noteworthy parts of the recent Academy Awards was ‘Whiplash’ actor J.K. Simmons’ acceptance speech, in which he urged viewers to call their parents, after thanking his wife Michelle Schumacher and their three kids. “If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive, call them! Don’t text, don’t e-mail,” said Simmons. “Call them. Listen to them for as long as ...

John Hunter discusses The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
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John Hunter discusses The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

THE ARTIST’s impressive streak at the 84th Academy Awards shows that in this age of dialogue-dependent and sound effect-heavy blockbusters, there is still a place for a modern-made silent film. Another proof of silent films’ continued relevance is that another of its kind has been nominated this year, in the “minor” category of Best Animated Short Film: THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. ...

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar
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Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

During last night’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Disney’s Toy Story franchise yet again proved it’s power in the world of cinema, as the latest sequel, Toy Story 3, brought home Oscar gold! While the film had to settle for just a nomination in “the big award,” Best Picture, Toy Story 3 did dominate the Best Animated Feature category, sending Lee Unkrich to the ...

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Could Wall-E get an Oscar?

The Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, aka The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (whew!) announced the nominations for their ceremony last week.  Disney and Pixar’s Wall-E earned 6 nominations, including best animated feature film (thanks Matt!) and best musical score amongst the others.   To see how he does, tune into the awards show on Sunday, February 22nd on ABC at 8pm. ...

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Cartoons rocking the Academy Awards

Get this news!  There have already been 14 animated features entered to win an Oscar at the 81st Academy Awards.  The Animated Feature Film category will have films like: Bolt, Delgo, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Dragon Hunters, Fly Me to the Moon, Igor, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Sky Crawlers, Sword of the Stranger, The Tale of Despereaux, $9.99, Wall-E, and ...

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