Wednesday, 3 February 2010

2010 Oscar nominations are Up.

The Oscar nominations awards have been released today. All the nominees from best animation short film are European: French roast (France) , Granny O’Grimm’s  Sleeping Beauty (Ireland), The Lady and the Reaper (Spain), Logorama, (France) and A matter of Loaf and Death (England).
Europe Animation has also been present in the Best Animation Film category with The Secret of Kells (Ireland).  Cartoon Saloon, founded in 1999 by Paul Young and Tom Moore, is the company behind this film and is currently developing three new projects: Song of the Sea, Skunk Fu! The Movie and Bluebeard, according to its website. The rest of nominees for this category are: Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Up which is also been nominated for best film, best writing, best sound mixing and best music with Fantastic Mr. Fox competing for the same award.
Avatar counts with nine nominations, including best film and best director. This is the first year since 1943 that the best film category has 10 nominees instead of the usual five. “After more than six decades, the Academy is returning to some of its earlier roots, when a wider field competed for the top award of the year,” said AMPAS president Sid Ganis. “The final outcome, of course, will be the same—one Best Picture winner—but the race to the finish line will feature 10, not just five, great movies from 2009.”
Full nominations listed below:

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Goya´s nominations

Today Javier Fesser, Paz Vega and Álex de la Iglesia have announced the nominations for the Goya´s awards on behalf of the “Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (AACCE)” that will take place next 14th of February in the “Palacio de Congresos de Madrid”. The Goya is the Spanish main national film award. 

The nominees for best animation film are: Animal Channel, Cher Ami, Pérez, el ratoncito de tus sueños 2 and Planet 51 (also nominated for best song with “Stick it to the Man”).

The nominees for best animation short film are: Alma, La dama y la muerte, Margarita and Tachaan.

This is the 24th edition of the Goya´s films awards that gives recognition to the best Spanish films released until December of the previous year. The awards have 28 categories with four nominees each. The prize is a bust of Francisco de Goya.

The AACCE  is also the organization that selects the Spanish film for the chance to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar’s award.

For the complete nomination’s list, click here.