Ratatouille Nominated For Grammy

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Posted by Thomas • December 7, 2007

Ratatouille/Michael Giacchino have been nominated for the Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Grammy Award at 50th Annual Grammy Awards reports Variety.

The score is up against:

Babel – Gustavo Santaolalla, composer (Concord Records)
Blood Diamond – James Newton Howard, composer (Varese Sarabande)
The Departed – Howard Shore, composer (New Line Records)
Happy Feet – John Powell, composer (Warner Sunset/Atlantic)
Pan’s Labyrinth – Javier Navarrete, composer (Milan Records)

The awards night takes place on February 10th, next year.

[via clabot2700 at the AN&V Forums]

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Ratatouille Scoops Up NBR Award

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Posted by Thomas • December 6, 2007

Variety via Animated News informs us that Ratatouille has picked up the National Board of Review award for Best Animated Film.

Pixar have scooped up this award twice before, last year for Cars and in 2004 for The Incredibles. Find out more information here.

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Annie Award Nominees Announced

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Posted by Thomas • December 4, 2007

Nominations for the 35th Annual Annie Awards have been announced, with Ratatouille leading the awards for animation with 13 nominations including Best Animated Feature. In the category it is up against:

Bee Movie – DreamWorks Animation
Persepolis – Sony Pictures Classics
Surf’s Up – Sony Pictures Animation
The Simpsons Movie – Twentieth Century Fox

Other categories Ratatouille has been nominated in are:

2 x Animated Effects
Character Animation in a Feature Production
Character Animation in a Television Production
Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Music in an Animated Feature Production
Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production

3 x Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
Writing in an Animated Feature Producti

Other award nominations for Pixar and Pixar related productions include:

Best Animated Short Subject (Your Friend the Rat)
Best Animated Video Game (THQ Inc.)

The full list is here. And if my memory serves me correctly, no winner of the Best Animated Feature at the Annie’s has gone on to not win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature (bar of course, the Academy’s blunder when they gave that penguin film the award instead of Cars. Surely there is no doubt in their minds this year. I guess this article is also a good segue into this New York Times article on the issue of Disney putting Ratatouille up for Best Picture this year also.

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Ratatouille Submitted for Nomination

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Posted by Thomas • November 9, 2007

12 films have been submitted for nomination for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2008 Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of 12 which includes, Ratatouille. The other 11 are:

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
  • Bee Movie
  • Beowulf
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Persepolis
  • Ratatouille
  • Shrek the Third
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Surf’s Up
  • Tekkonkinkreet
  • TMNT

My guess is that our favourite Rat will make the list along with a mix of Persepolis, Meet the Robinsons, The Simpson’s Movie or Surf’s Up. Then again, we could see Shrek The Third or Beowulf make the list. Stranger things have happened, such as Happy Feet winning the Oscar last year instead of Cars. Your thoughts?

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Ratatouille Snags Animation Award at Hollywood Fest

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Posted by Thomas • October 25, 2007

Animation Magazine reports that Ratatouille picked up the Hollywood Animation Award at the 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival’s Hollywood Awards ceremony.

Click here for more information on the festival.

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