When the Oscar nominations came out recently, there were very few surprises. Sure, there was a movie here and there that people might have liked to see get more recognition, but overall, the choices weren’t that surprising.
When I did the story that accompanied “10 Clips from Planet 51,” I listed the 20 films up for the five spots in the Animated Feature Film category. Those films were: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,” “Astro Boy,” “Battle for Terra,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Coraline,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” “The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “Mary and Max,” “The Missing Lynx,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “9,” “Planet 51,” “Ponyo,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “The Secret of Kells,” “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure,” “A Town Called Panic” and “Up.”
It was a tough battle and the final five ended up being “Coraline,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Up,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” … and “The Secret of Kells.” The first four were hardly surprises, but “The Secret of Kells” was a bit of a shocker, in no small part because few people in the U.S. have had a chance to see it.
The movie will be shown at the IFC Center in New York on March 5 (two days before the Oscars), and will start to roll out in more theaters in April. It remains highly unlikely that the movie will take home the award (it’s hard to imagine “Up” not winning), but at least more audiences will be able to appreciate the movie that obviously enchanted Oscar voters.
Source: Trailer Addict
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