Pixar Honored with Two Oscar Nominations for ‘Bao’ and ‘Incredibles 2’ — Including Ed Catmull to Receive Sci-Tech Academy Award

Pixar receives two nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards for ‘Bao’ and ‘Incredibles 2’
Incredibles 2 and Bao Oscars

Before the sun began to rise on the West Coast, the coveted Academy Award nominations were announced with Pixar Animation Studios being honored in two different categories — BaoAnimated Short and Incredibles 2Animated Feature. This past year was fantastic for animation with many films pushing the bounds with style and story — both Pixar films included.

Outside of the recent nominations, we were also thrilled to learn that Pixar’s own Ed Catmull will be honored with a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation (February 9, 2019). This special recognition will be given to Ed Catmull for the original concept, and to Tony DeRose and Jos Stam for their pioneering advancement of the underlying science of subdivision surfaces as 3D geometric modeling primitives.

Their creation of essential geometric operations and sustained research on the fundamental mathematics of subdivision surfaces helped transform the way digital artists represent 3D geometry throughout the motion picture industry. You may recall this past fall (October 2018), Ed Catmull announced his retirement from Pixar Animation Studios by the end of 2018 — though he will remain in an advisory role through July 2019.

History of Pixar Wins & Nominations at the Academy Awards


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 OutAnimated Feature Film: Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera – Won
• Original Screenplay – Nominated
The Good DinosaurNo Academy Award nominations
Finding DoryNo Academy Award nominations
Cars 3No Academy Award nominations
CocoAnimated Feature Film: Lee Unkrich – Won
Original Song: “Remember Me” – Won
Incredibles 2• Animated Feature Film – Nominated


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 (Bear Story, Won)
PiperAlan Barillaro – Won
LOUNominated (Dear Basketball, Won)

We couldn’t be happier that director Domee Shi and the entire Bao team received a nomination recognizing their hard work for such a beautiful short film. Be sure to share your thoughts with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum or leave a comment below — what are your predictions for the 91st Academy Awards?

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