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by DarrenBest
February 25th, 2008, 11:09 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
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Congratulations to Ratatouille! Gotta love the Pixar! I'm hoping they can keep their successful Oscar run well into the future! Personally, I would have voted for Persepolis, but I don't mind it's loss, considering the high quality of the winner. This is the first time this decade where I had two an...
by DarrenBest
February 21st, 2008, 1:18 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
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I can't believe La Vie En Rose didn't walk away with a Foreign Film nod. Saw it over the weekend, and...wow...heavy going but brilliant. Marion Cotillard deserves the Best Actress award she's up for for her amazing portrayal of Edith Piaf, along with the Make Up prize, for the stunning transformati...
by DarrenBest
December 11th, 2007, 12:37 am
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

More Winners

New York Film Critics Circle:

Best Animated Feature - Persepolis

Chicago Film Critics:


Best Animated Feature (nominees)
Beowulf
Meet the Robinsons
Persepolis
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie
by DarrenBest
December 9th, 2007, 5:44 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

More Winners!

Nation Board of Review: Best Animated Feature - Ratatouille Freedom of Expression Award - Persepolis Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Screenplay - Brad Bird, Ratatouille Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Animated Feature - (tie) Persepolis and Ratatouille Golden Satellite Nominations: ...
by DarrenBest
November 27th, 2007, 7:24 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

Just thought it'd be fun to start keeping a tab on the films in contention for Animated Feature:

Persepolis has just been nominated for Best Foreign Film by the Independent Spirit Awards.

(Persepolis also won the audience award at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.)
by DarrenBest
November 16th, 2007, 10:35 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

I think mo-cap got very due attention with Happy Feet. Even if it <I>was</I> only the dance sequences that were capped, they did vote for that film and not the totally keyframed Cars. So that does constitute the "endorsement" by the animation Academy's members (Waking Life was also digital rotoscop...
by DarrenBest
November 16th, 2007, 4:42 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

Notice how that's not even an issue this year. Even if Beowulf gets good reviews I don't think it has nearly enough keyframed animation to even be nom'd. There hasn't been any discussion of mo-cap films and Oscars this year so far. (I guess 'cause of the new rules??) Not when you see it! Wink Hmmm....
by DarrenBest
November 13th, 2007, 10:50 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

Ratatouille is in for sure. However, I don't think it's as solid for the win as it may seem. So far, the animation branch has shown that they like to "spread-the-wealth" in awarding their statues. They have awarded so many animation legends already - Hayoa Miyazaki, Nick Park, and Mr. Brad Bird hims...
by DarrenBest
November 10th, 2007, 5:52 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

Yeah, I saw that - cool! I think this year there's going to be a lot of competition for that title though. I can't remember if Paris, je t'aime made the list? With the studio backing that has, it could go that way. But lovely that an animated film was put forward. :) No, Paris, je'taime is not on t...
by DarrenBest
October 18th, 2007, 10:57 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

Just FYI: Persepolis is now on the official Academy list for consideration in Best Foreign Language Film as a representative of France.
by DarrenBest
September 29th, 2007, 7:41 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

What about Paprika ? :) (AHH, I actually found out it was being shown in my area recently in a special showing, but I MISSED the date! :( ) Paprika was submitted last year and made the qualifying list. As we know, it was not shortlisted. Yet another example that if anime is to be embraced, it needs...
by DarrenBest
September 29th, 2007, 2:21 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

To bring this all crashing back down to the ground... It will be a five-year race, with Ratatouille the winner. As far as I know, there will not be 15 eligible animated films released by the end of the year, which means we'll have another three-title ballot year. Ratatouille is certainly the frontr...
by DarrenBest
September 28th, 2007, 5:24 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

EricJ said: DarrenBest said: Critical opinion may have more sway than total box-office. When there is no critically adored blockbuster, than they usually give the trophy and some of the filler nominations to a much-loved art-house film. True, but even Happy Feet and Monster House were well reviewed...
by DarrenBest
September 28th, 2007, 2:20 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

Best Animated Feature Film!

The Animated Feature Film Oscar is relativelly new, but the winners show a very clear pattern: 1.) This branch of the Academy has always chosen the film with the highest combination of critical acclaim and box-office receipts, which makes perfect sense if they are giving out something that is "best ...
by DarrenBest
January 26th, 2005, 9:17 pm
Forum: In the Headlines
Topic: Award archives...
Replies: 1367
Views: 197855

Wow, a lot of people here are making comments about the Academy, and it's obvious people here have no idea what they're talking about. :roll: The Prince of Egypt was only nominated in music categories because let's face it, when has an animated film been nominated for anything other than its own cat...