Pixar Honored with 3 Academy Awards Nominations for ‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘Kitbull’

Pixar Animation Studios honored with three Academy Award nominations for ‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘Kitbull’.
Kitbull and Toy Story 4 Academy Award Nominations

This morning, everyone in the arts and entertainment industry were jittery with excitement as the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced. The Livestream of the nominations was held approximately at 5:00 am PST with Pixar Animation Studios being honored in three different categories – Toy Story 4: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, Kitbull: Best Animated Short.

Not only were we thrilled to see Toy Story 4 honored with two nominations, but having one Pixar’s first SparkShort films nominated with an Academy Award is so exciting — especially, in a hand-drawn 2-D medium.

In the past, Pixar Animation Studios has won a total of 19 Academy Awards, and received a total of 64 nominations across various categories. For a complete Academy Award history, see below.

Toy Story 4 nominated for Academy Awards
Kitbull nominations for Best Animated Short Film 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 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)
Toy Story 4• Animated Feature Film: Nominated
• Original Song: “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” – Nominated
Pixar Kitbull Sparkshort screenshot

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
KitbullNominated

Be sure to share your thoughts on your prediction for the 92nd Academy Awards with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum.

Congratulations to both the Toy Story 4 and Kitbull teams on a fantastic year in animation and we look forward to the upcoming BAFTAs, VES and Annie Awards.

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