Tuesday, January 22, 2008

2008 Oscar nominations announced

The nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards have been announced.

The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are
• Sony’s Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
• Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille - Brad Bird
• Sony’s Surf’s Up - Ash Brannon and Chris Buck

The nominees for Best Animated Short Film are
I Met the Walrus - Josh Raskin
Madame Tutli-Putli - Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski
Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven) - Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse
My Love (Moya Lyubov) - Alexander Petrov
Peter and the Wolf - Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

The nominees for Best Visual Effects are
The Golden Compass - Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End - John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier
Transformers - Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier

Ratatouille was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird), Best Original Score (Michael Giacchino), Best Sound Mixing (Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane), and Best Sound Editing (Randy Thom and Michael Silvers).

10 comments:

raymond lau said...

oh no~~where's the TMNT?

felixip said...

out la...wooo~ wooo~

Anonymous said...

TMNT definately has a better story then Surf's Up, which was just a more mainstream acceptable movie.


TMNT lacked the spectacle(major action scenes) and story(over forty minutes cut from the final film), to truly win over the casual and mainstream moviegoer, not to mention a pathetic marketing campaign.

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say that the films in the Oscar deserve it.. Although I liked TMNT I didn't like the story all that much compared to the other ones. And the acting from the animation wasn't that appealing (more so from the human characters) It has nothing to do with Bigger Action scenes and being more accepted to a general audience. TMNT was a knockout movie.

However, if Imagi polishes up the animation and gets those great action scenes and has a great story with great character design, then the industry will definitely pay attention

Later
Andrew

Anonymous said...

I meant to say TMNT wasn't a knockout movie but it was great, just wasn't as good and entertaining as Ratatoullie (or however you spell it)

But their were others that deserve the nomination other the Persepolis... I have no idea what that movie was...

Andrew

felixip said...

Thank you for your support, Andrew!

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say that the films in the Oscar deserve it.. Although I liked TMNT I didn't like the story all that much compared to the other ones. And the acting from the animation wasn't that appealing (more so from the human characters) It has nothing to do with Bigger Action scenes and being more accepted to a general audience. TMNT was a knockout movie.

TMNT is more deserving of an Oscar Nom then Surf's Up, which is just a run of the mill sports movie (only featuring penguins), most reviewers didn't love it but thought it was an ok yet forgettable kid's movie, while TMNT had to fight the stigma of being a crass attempt to cash in on an old franchise. Other then Persepolis and Ratatouille, TMNT is a much better movie then any other of last years bumper crop of bland animated movies.

And one of the biggest complaints about the film was the lack of action, people were dissapointed that given the freedom of CGI, there was little action or fighting, and there was nothing in terms of action/fighting in the movie that would have blown people away. If Transformers proved anything, a movie can have the world's worst story, but fill the movie with enough spectacle, and the movie masses will eat it up with a spoon.

Anonymous said...

TMNT was good but it takes more than action to be nominated.. Why should TMNT be nominated??? because its TMNT or because its a GREAT MOVIE??? Ratatoullie was a GREAT MOVIE Story wise, animation wise, character design wise, acting wise, voice talent wise, visual look wise. I guarantee that it will win.

The Thing is, TMNT was a good movie but not great(so much of the story changed). Also No Offense but the animation has to be good for the acting and the action. The Non Action animation was not that convincing.

Trust Me, I want Imagi to win in the end because they are making movies that I really really care about. I love action and I've been wanting to See a 3D animated action feature for years (ever since Final Flight of the Osiris) . Imagi's First effort was good but The next two films have got to be better if you want to see an Oscar Nomination.

Felix, i'm on your side. I'm cheering "Go Imagi Go!!!!""

BTW I don't care about transformers or a movie gaining great acclaim based off the name and effects. A great story is better then effects any day.

Andrew

Anonymous said...

TMNT was good but it takes more than action to be nominated.. Why should TMNT be nominated??? because its TMNT or because its a GREAT MOVIE??? Ratatoullie was a GREAT MOVIE Story wise, animation wise, character design wise, acting wise, voice talent wise, visual look wise. I guarantee that it will win.

The Thing is, TMNT was a good movie but not great(so much of the story changed). Also No Offense but the animation has to be good for the acting and the action. The Non Action animation was not that convincing.


TMNT should be nominated because it was one of the three best animated movies of the year, was it a great movie? No, but it was a good movie and looking back at the six year history of the Best Animated Feature Oscars, there are plenty of only "good"(and sadly a few clunkers chosen to fill out the ballot)nominees, no one is going to confuse Jimmy Neutron, Shark Tale, Shrek 2, and the aforementioned Surf's Up as great movies, I would even take TMNT over any of last years nominees.

For any movie, animated or not, ultimately its the story that counts, even ahead of the quality of its animation, afterall, Persepolis is a mostly black and white movie with simple 2-D animation.



BTW I don't care about transformers or a movie gaining great acclaim based off the name and effects. A great story is better then effects any day.



Sadly, I do care about the Transformers, which is why it pains me to say how awful the movie was, I would never suggest a movie recieve an award it doesn't deserve, even if it's based on a property I care about Transformers, Gatchaman, or even TMNT.

And I would take a great story over great effects as well, but great effects and action don't hurt in keeping the movie memorable in the minds of academy voters.

Splinter's Iroonna said...

It is a-- well, I want to say a crime, but that might be too fangirl/ strong-- but it certainly is a SHAME that TMNT was overlooked! The animation alone should have been acknowledged, though we all know the Rat cooking movie has it locked up. But that French thing???? BEST ANIMATION????


And as for effects, Transformers? PLEASE!


Anyway, TMNT is in my opinion the best animated film I've seen in ages.

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