Pixar’s ‘Bao’ Takes Home the Oscar Gold at the 91st Annual Academy Awards – Watch Acceptance Speech

Pixar’s Bao wins Oscar Gold at the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Bao's Mom snuggles him

Tonight is one of the most highly anticipated nights for the film industry — the 91st Annual Academy Awards. Pixar’s Bao took home the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, making it the studio’s fifth film to win the category (Previous wins include: Tin Toy, Geri’s Game, For The Birds, and Piper). Taking the stage was director Domee Shi and producer Becky Neiman-Cobb who gushed their gratitude towards the academy and fellow nominees.

To watch the full acceptance speech, backstage “Thank yous” and Post-Win Interview — see below. (Update – the backstage interviews have since been removed from YouTube.)

Domee Shi Oscar Win for Bao

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 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 (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Won)

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

We couldn’t be happier that director Domee Shi and the entire Bao team were recognized for their hard work on 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.

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