Congratulations to the folks at The Walt Disney Company who now just blew the doors off the box office records, but did it with style. So much style, in fact that the company’s various film divisions received 8 Academy Award nominations this morning.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia and Moana were nominated for Best Animated Feature. Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story got the nod for both Visual Effects and Sound Mixing. Also nominated for Visual Effects were Disney’s The Jungle Book and Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Finally Pixar’s animated short Piper is on the list for best animated short.
Also Moana‘s song ‘How Far I’ll Go’ was nominated for Best Song. Which means Lin-Manuel Miranda could be in line for a history-making EGOT.
Snubbed by the Oscars was Pixar’s Finding Dory, a real surprise to its fans, I’m sure. Disney is probably eating it’s own by releasing three animated features in one year.
Did you see any surprises on the list or anything you felt was left off the list?
The 2017 Oscars broadcast will be on February 26th on ABC.