Walt Disney Films Nominated for 15 Academy Awards!

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Walt Disney Studios has released some of the best record breaking films in 2015.  Based on the 15 nominations by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it looks like it is not only Disney Addicts who love these films.   The announcement for the the 88th Oscars® included some expected and unexpected nominations for this Entertainment Reporter.

Here is a quick list of the nominations:

  • Best Picture – Bridge of Spies
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Animated Feature Film – Inside Out
  • Costume Design – Cinderella
  • Film Editing – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Original Score – Bridge of Spies and Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Production Design – Bridge of Spies
  • Animated Short Film – Sanjay’s Super Team
  • Sound Editing – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Sound Mixing – Bridge of Spies and Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Visual Effects – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Original Screenplay – Bridge of Spies and Inside Out

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Lucasfilm received five nominations. Composer John Williams commented the following on receiving his 50th nomination, “I’m deeply honored and grateful to the Academy for this recognition. It’s been a privilege and a joy to revisit the Star Wars galaxy and to work with the brilliant director J.J. Abrams on this very special film,”

One of my favorites, Disney•Pixar’s animated feature Inside Out received two nominations.  Director, Pete Docter, and producer, Jonas Rivera, stated, “We are beyond grateful to the Academy for honoring us with these nominations—especially in a year with so many fantastic movies. On behalf of the cast, crew and team at Pixar we would like to say… THANK YOU! We’re lucky to work at a studio that allows us to make movies that are colorful, fun, personal—and emotional.”

The cute and heart tugging, Sanjay’s Super Team was part of and I know will win, the Animated Short Film category. “It is a great honor to be recognized by the Academy with a nomination for our short, Sanjay’s Super Team.   “This is an incredibly personal, but also other-worldly, story that was as much a labor of love for our crew as it was for myself. Making a film about my own childhood, and exploring the space that separates a young boy from his traditional immigrant father, meant that everyone really had to trust my vision, and the result is a truly beautiful film. So I share this honor with the crew, my true Super Team,” director Sanjay Patel said.

Disney’s live-action Cinderella, which starred the beautiful Lily James and handsome Richard Madden earned the very appropriate nomination for the incredible costume designs by Sandy Powell.

Director Steven Spielberg, brought us Dreamworks/Fox 2000’s Bridge of Spies, the story of Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), which brought in six nominations.

The Oscars which airs live on Sunday, February 28, 2016  starting at 4:00 pm (PT) / 7:oo pm (ET) is going to be huge this year.

Chipandco.com and the Disney Addicts congratulate The Walt Disney Company and all the nominees.

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