Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Academy Awards - Oscars, Animation

This morning the 85th Oscar Nominations were announced.

The nominations for Best Animated Feature are:


Brave (directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman) Disney/Pixar
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton) Disney
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord) Sony/Aardman
ParaNorman (Sam Fell and Chris Butler) Focus/LAIKA
Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore) Disney


In the Animated shorts category, the five nominees are:

Adam and Dog. Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)
Fresh Guacamole. PES, director (PES)
Head over Heels. Timothy Reckart, director; Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare.” David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)
Paperman. John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)

The winners will be announced at the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre televised live on ABC. Here is a list of all the nominations and also some trailers if you are interested: