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Toy Story 3 + Day & Night Nominated for 6 Oscars Combined!

Something tells me that the entire Pixar crew is feeling celebratory this morning…

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced today, and both Toy Story 3 and Day & Night were able to secure top spots:

Best Picture
Darla K. Anderson

Best Animated Feature Film
Lee Unkrich

Adapted Screenplay
Michael Arndt, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Original Song
"We Belong Together" Randy Newman

Sound Editing
Tom Myers, Michael Silvers

Best Animated Short Film
"Day & Night" Teddy Newton

Click on the above categories to see the film’s competition. For a full list of nominees, follow this link.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre beginning at 8 PM ET.

Congratulations, Lee Unkrich, Teddy Newton, Darla K. Anderson, and all the talent associated with Toy Story 3 on these momentous nominations!

5 Responses to Toy Story 3 + Day & Night Nominated for 6 Oscars Combined!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Impressive, and there’s actually pretty good competition in the Best Animated Feature category.

    I’m wondering: Why is the screenplay “adapted”? What is it adapted from?

  2. martini833 says:

    Anon— It is considered adapted because it is a sequel, thus it has been adapted from the original— in a sense.

  3. Netbug009 says:

    Yipee! :D

    Also, I’m glad How To Train Your Dragon got some noms; Dreamworks made some nice films this year, and while TS3 is probably gonna clean up, DW deserves a little attention. :D

  4. CountSolo says:

    First of all, congrats to Pixar! They absolutely deserved every nomination they received. Thus far, I’ve seen 9 out of the 10 Best Picture nominees, and Toy Story 3 was the best one, IMHO (I haven’t seen Winter’s Bone). The other nominees I’ve seen were great as well, so this is certainly saying a lot.

    I feel pretty bad for DreamWorks to be honest. They’ve finally released a wonderful film with a legitimate shot at winning Best Animated Feature (Shrek won over Monsters, Inc. back in 2001, but quite frankly, I thought the latter was more deserving), and then along comes the masterpiece that is Toy Story 3 – this just goes to show how masterful the geniuses at Pixar truly are at their art.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Former Pixar and Disney filmaker/artist Geefwee BoeDoe (Monsters, Inc. titles, and animated many scenes of the beast in Beauty and the Beast) was also nominated for his wonderful short animated film, “Let’s Pollute.”

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