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91st Academy Award Nominations Announced – Animation Categories

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This year’s nominations for the Academy Awards have been announced and, in keeping with site tradition, Skwigly are delighted to highlight the animation-oriented projects and artists in contention.

Best Animated Feature

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Best Animated Short

Several of the nominees have expressed their enthusiasm at the news:

We are so touched and honoured that Animal Behaviour has been recognized this way by Academy voters. We are grateful for the fantastic support the film has had from everyone who worked on it in Vancouver, Montreal and at the NFB. It’s wonderful to come back to making a short film with the NFB after so long and have this recognition. Humbling, to say the least.

-Alison Snowden and David Fine (Directors), Animal Behaviour

The NFB has long been recognized as the home of great animation storytelling, thanks to one-of-a-kind filmmakers like Alison and David. It’s been fantastic to welcome them back and work with them to bring another wonderful story to life. Congratulations to producer and executive producer Michael Fukushima and to everyone who’s contributed to Animal Behaviour―it’s an exciting day for the NFB and for Canada.

-Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and NFB Chairperson

Wow!! We’re over the moon to be nominated, huge thank you to the Academy! It’s been an amazing journey and we couldn’t have done this without the support from everyone at Cartoon Saloon, Screen Ireland and RTÉ. The whole team worked so hard on the film and we wouldn’t be here without them, thank you guys! We are so excited to be heading to the Oscars, but tonight we’re going to celebrate with the crew!

-Louise Bagnall (Writer/Director) and Nuria González Blanco (Producer), Late Afternoon

Hard to express in words, with all the feelings going on right now, but it was such a special moment watching with my wife, my mom (via skype) and our dog. Something I’ll never forget. I feel indebted to them, my family and close friends for all their support and a huge thank you to everyone that worked on ‘Weekends’ with me in and outside Pixar and to all the voters in the Academy for including us with this wonderful group of films. Mind blown.

-Trevor Jimenez (Director), Weekends

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Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

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The 91st Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

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