Pixar Receives Three Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

Inside Out and Sanjay’s Super Team were nominated for an Academy Award – read the wrap-up here.
Inside Out Oscar Nomination

Early this morning the nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were released with Pixar receiving three nominations for Best Animated Short Film (Sanjay’s Super Team), Best Animated Feature (Inside Out), and Best Original Screenplay (Inside Out).

We are thrilled to have Pixar return to the Best Original Screenplay category as previous nominations include, Up, Ratatouille, and Wall-e (to name a few).

Unfortunately, Inside Out was overlooked for the Best Picture category as well as The Good Dinosaur‘s exclusion from the Best Animated Feature category. Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur were also both excluded for Best Original Score, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing – nominations we thought would have been very well deserved.

Sanjay’s Super Team advanced in the Best Animated Short Film category along with Bear Story, Prologue, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, and World of Tomorrow. From a historical standpoint, Pixar has won the Best Animated Short Film category three times for Tin Toy (1988), Geri’s Game (1997) and For The Birds (2001) – let’s hope Sanjay’s makes this the fourth victory.

The Best Original Screenplay category includes Inside Out, Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, Straight Outta Compton, and Spotlight.

The Best Animated Feature category includes Inside Out, Anomalisa, Boy and The World, Shaun the Sheep Movie, and When Marnie Was There.

Below is a summary of the Animated Feature Film history with the Academy Awards.

History of Pixar Wins & Nominations at the Academy Awards

FEATURE FILMS

Toy Story• Original Score: Randy Newman – Nominated 
• Original Song: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – Nominated 
• Original Screenplay – Nominated
Special Achievement Award: John Lasseter – Won
A Bug’s Life• Original Score: Randy Newman – Nominated 
Toy Story 2• Original Song: “When She Loved Me” – Nominated 
Monsters, Inc.• Animated Feature Film – Nominated (Shrek, Won) 
• Original Score: Randy Newman – Nominated 
Original Song: “If I Didn’t Have You” – Won
• Sound Editing – Nominated
Finding NemoAnimated Feature Film: Andrew Stanton – Won 
• Original Score: Thomas Newman – Nominated 
• Sound Editing – Nominated 
• Original Screenplay – Nominated 
The IncrediblesAnimated Feature Film: Brad Bird – Won 
Sound Editing: Michael Silvers & Randy Thom – Won 
• Sound Mixing – Nominated 
• Original Screenplay – Nominated 
Cars• Animated Feature Film – Nominated (Happy Feet, Won) 
• Original Song: “Our Town” – Nominated 
RatatouilleAnimated Feature Film: Brad Bird – Won
• Original Score: Michael Giacchino – Nominated 
• Sound Editing – Nominated 
• Sound Mixing – Nominated 
• Original Screenplay – Nominated
WALL•EAnimated Feature Film: Andrew Stanton – Won 
• Original Score – Nominated 
• Original Song: “Down to Earth” – Nominated 
• Sound Editing – Nominated Best Sound Mixing – Nominated 
• Original Screenplay – Nominated 
UpAnimated Feature Film: Pete Docter – Won 
• Best Picture – Nominated 
Original Score: Michael Giacchino – Won 
• Sound Editing – Nominated 
• Original Screenplay – Nominated
Toy Story 3Animated Feature Film: Lee Unkrich – Won 
• Best Picture – Nominated 
Original Song: “We Belong Together” – Won
• Sound Editing – Nominated 
• Original Screenplay – Nominated
Cars 2No Academy Award nominations
BraveAnimated Feature Film: Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman – Won
Monsters UniversityNo Academy Award nominations
Inside Out• Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera – Nominated
• Original Screenplay – Nominated

SHORT FILMS

Luxo, Jr.Nominated (A Greek Tragedy, Won)
Tin ToyJohn Lasseter & William (Bill) Reeves – Won
Geri’s GameJan Pinkava – Won
For The BirdsRalph Eggleston – Won
Mike’s New CarNominated (The ChubbChubbs!, Won)
Boundin’Nominated (Harvie Krumpet, Won) 
One Man BandNominated (The Moon & The Son: An Imagined Conversation, Won) 
LiftedNominated (The Danish Poet, Won)
PrestoNominated (La Maison en Petits Cubes, Won)
Day & NightNominated (The Lost Thing, Won)
La LunaNominated (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Won)
Sanjay’s Super TeamNominated

Congratulations to the talented artists at Pixar Animation Studios on this incredible honor and for a wonderful year in animation. Be sure to share your thoughts with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum or leave a comment below – should Inside Out have received a nod for Best Picture in your opinion?

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