Pixar has had a pretty strong track record in the awards scene – their features have been nominated for almost three dozen Academy Awards – so it was disappointing, if somewhat predictable when Cars 2 became their first film not to be nominated in any category at the Oscars. Thankfully, the studio is back on track with Brave, which earned nominations at the Academy Awards as well as the Golden Globes and British Academy Film Awards.
Alongside Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Wreck-it Ralph, Brave is one of the five films nominated in the Best Animated Feature category at the 85th Academy Awards. The lack of a single nomination in any sound or music categories surprised me (seriously, Ted over Brave for Best Original Song?), but it’s nice to see Pixar back in the competition nonetheless. The movie also received Best Animated Feature nods at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
Look out for the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award winners on January 13, February 10, and February 24, respectively.
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UPDATE: Brave took home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film! Watch the acceptance speech by Mark Andrews here.
UPDATE 2: Pixarians also won two Annie Awards for their work on the film: Steve Pilcher for Production Design and Nicholas A. Smith, Robert Graham Jones, and David Suther for their editorial work. Check out their speeches (via Pixar Post) on YouTube.Last modified: January 10, 2013