academy awards

How they did it – Visual Effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Yesterday “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was nominated for Academy Awards in 5 categories including Film Editing and Visual Effects. Yes, J.J. Abrams and crew used a lot of practical effects along with real sets and models, but there were also 2100 digital effects shots… Read More »How they did it – Visual Effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Oscars animation shortlist submitted

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) produces the Oscars every year. AMPS has their own rules as to which categories are in the show and how many films or actors are eligible. For the Best Animated Feature category, the rules are a… Read More »Oscars animation shortlist submitted

Oscars telecast on ABC signs up new producers

The movie making community comes together once each year to celebrate its stars and honor those whose talent really stood out for the previous year. This is, of course, The Oscars aka Academy Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2016’s show… Read More »Oscars telecast on ABC signs up new producers

Walt Disney Animation wins 2 Oscars

It was a good night for Walt Disney Animation Studios at the Oscars. The animated short “Feast” won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film! Accepting were Kristina Reed & Patrick Osborne. While “Big Hero 6” was awarded Best Animated Feature. Directors Don Hall… Read More »Walt Disney Animation wins 2 Oscars

Disney garners Nine Oscar Nods

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Congratulations to the folks at the best movie studio around, The Walt Disney Studios and its related companies have picked up nine Academy Award nominations in seven categories in this morning’s announcement ceremony.

Three for “Into the Woods”, two for “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and one each for “Maleficent”, “Big Hero 6”, the animated short “Feast” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier!”

That’s a pretty decent list and Disney is the clear front running for at least a couple of those. However, it’s always tough when a studio has competing films in the same category.

Full list of Disney’s oscar nods below the jump:
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