13 Oscar nominations for Disney
Disney pulls in 13 Oscar Nods
The Disney Blog
The Walt Disney Studios performed respectably today when tallying up the Oscar Nominations decided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Thirteen nominations for films ranging from The Help and War Horse (both Dreamworks films distributed by Disney) to The Muppets and the short film La Luna were announced.
Leading Actress (Viola Davis)
Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer)
Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain)
Cinematography (Janusz Kaminski)
Art Direction (Rick Carter-prod. Design, Lee Sandales-set decoration)
Music-Original Score (John Williams)
Sound Editing-Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
Sound Mixing-Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Stuart Wilson
Music-Original Song “Man or Muppet” – Bret McKenzie
Visual Effects-Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor, Swen Gilberg
Best Animated Short Film
Under Bob Iger, the Walt Disney Studios made a conscious decision to move away from producing the types of films that typically garner you huge numbers of Oscar nods. And Disney is fine with that. They’d rather count the box office receipts, which were pretty good this year.
Thankfully, Disney stands to make a little money from the Oscars anyway. ABC is hosting the telecast on Sunday, February 26, 2012.
by John Frost
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