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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 they want to talk to you.”

The acceptance speech is still making the rounds over the net, and it inspired Puky to post an image of a Legend of Korra character that bears a striking resemblance to J.K. Simmons. Lo and behold, Tenzin with his Oscar statue:

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

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. MORRIS LESSMORE.

Toy Story 3 brings Oscars to Pixar

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 stage. Randy Newman, long time composer for Pixar’s CG films, was also honored for Toy Story 3’s song “We Belong Together.” It was the second time Newman received such an honor, having previously won a decade ago for Monsters, Inc.

Could Wall-E get an Oscar?

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.

Cartoons rocking the Academy Awards

Oscars

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 Waltz with Bashir.  The finalists will be announced on January 22nd, so stay Tooned here for more updates!

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