No Anime Nominated for Oscars

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
The nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards were announced today, no anime was nominated.

The nominees for best animated feature film of the year are:
  • “The Incredibles” ( Buena Vista ), Brad Bird;
  • “Shark Tale” (DreamWorks), Bill Damaschka;
  • “Shrek 2” (DreamWorks), Andrew Adamson.

The nominees for best animated short film are:
  • “Birthday Boy” An Australian Film, TV and Radio School Production, Sejong Park and Andrew Gregory;
  • “Gopher Broke” A Blur Studio Production, Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller;
  • “Guard Dog” A Bill Plympton Production, Bill Plympton;
  • “Lorenzo” A Walt Disney Pictures Production, Mike Gabriel and Baker Bloodworth;
  • “Ryan” A Copper Heart Entertainment & National Film Board of Canada Production, Chris Landreth.

    Production I.G's Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, the Korean animation Wonderful Days (Sky Blue) and The Legend of Buddha from India were all eligible but have not been nominated.

    The full list of nominees for the Academy Awards can be seen here.

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