Even though these opinions are held high by the majority of film aficionados, movies like WALL•E and Ratatouille never seem to end up in the Best Picture category at the Oscars. Today, an animated film like Up has got the best chances ever to be nominated for Best Picture because of the category’s expantion to 10 spots.
Walt Disney Studios is predicted to push big this year for the adventures of Carl Fredricksen and the film’s accompanying short, Partly Cloudy! But before any big decisions are made, the process begins with For Your Consideration campaigns. According to Disney’s awards site, Pixar’s 10th film hopes to compete in 10 categories including Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Score. Pete Sohn’s short, Partly Cloudy, is up for consideration in all categories but probably will only be eligible for Best Animated Short Film.
Hopefully Pete Docter and co. can claim a spot in all of these prestigious categories when nominations are announced February 2nd. Maybe we’ll even see producer Jonas Rivera up there on the big night accepting for the ultimate prize!
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be televised live March 7th, 2010 on ABC!
(via The Pixar Blog)