It's that time of year again...Oscar season!
Oscar nominations have recently been announced and The Walt Disney Studios earned 17 nominations!
That's right, 17! Considering the Walt Disney Studios releases in 2012, it's no big surprise; with movies like Lincoln, Wreck-It Ralph, Brave, Paperman and Marvel's The Avengers, how could they not receive that many nominations?
Walt Disney Studios' film Lincoln received 12 nominations alone, including Best Picture and it is the most nominated film of the year!
Oscar Nominations for Walt Disney Studios' Lincoln
- Best Picture
- Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis
- Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role – Sally Field
- Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role – Tommy Lee Jones
- Directing – Steven Spielberg
- Adapted Screenplay – Tony Kushner
- Music (Original Score) – John Williams
- Cinematography – Janusz Kaminski
- Costume Design – Joanna Johnston
- Film Editing – Michael Kahn
- Production Design – Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
- Sound Mixing – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
The public aren't the only ones who are thrilled with Lincoln's receiving 12 Oscar nominations. Check out what the producer and actors had to say upon hearing the news!
"We are absolutely thrilled and astonished with the 12 nominations. It is such a tribute to the work of those who joined us in this 12-year journey to bring LINCOLN to the screen. We humbly thank the Academy members who honored so many of us."
- Steven Spielberg (Director/Producer) and Kathleen Kennedy (Producer)
"I'm spinning and beyond thrilled on so many levels. To be included in this amazing group of extraordinary craftsman and exquisite talents has been an honor in itself. But now for us all to receive so much recognition from the Academy I'm deeply appreciative and overwhelmed, and basically, I still can't believe I got the role."
- Sally Field (Supporting Actress)
Other Oscar nominations received by Walt Disney Studios included:
Animated Feature Film for Disney Pixar's BRAVE
"We are incredibly honored by today's Academy Award nomination. 'Brave’ has been an adventure from the beginning - starting with our research trips to Scotland, the crew embarked upon a journey that inspired us all and forever changed our fates. Thanks to the Academy from all of us here at Pixar."
- Mark Andrews, Director, "Brave"
Animated Feature Film for Walt Disney Studios Frankenweenie
"’Frankenweenie’ is a very personal film for me. The idea of telling a feature length version was in the back of my mind for many years. Stop Motion was the perfect medium for this project, and one I've always loved for its expressiveness and dimensionality. I've worked with so many incredible artists: animators, cast members, set builders, and puppet makers, all who have helped bring this film to life one frame at a time. I'm so honored that the Academy has recognized this film as one of its nominees."
- Tim Burton, Director “Frankenweenie”
Animated Feature Film Walt Disney Animation Studios Wreck-It Ralph
"To have the ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ team's passion and years of hard work acknowledged by the Academy is an honor like no other. We are so proud, so grateful - I can't wait to congratulate everyone in-person."
- Rich Moore, Director “Wreck-It Ralph”
And then we have Paperman, which received an Oscar nomination for a Animated Short Film. You might recall me gushing about this little love story when I wrote up my Wreck-It Ralph review. It was beautiful and touching, and I am so happy that they received recognition from the Oscars!
"It's beyond an honor to have ‘Paperman’ nominated for an Oscar. I can't thank everyone on the team enough for their passion and hard work in making this dream project a reality."
- John Kahrs, Director “Paperman”
And of course, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS received an Oscar nomination for Visual Effects!
The 85th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 24.
You can visit Oscar.com for a complete list of the nominations!