‘La Luna’ Nominated For Animated Short Oscar

The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, with the usual surprise or two making an appearance (cough, Extremely Loud, cough). The nomination for Pixar’s newest short, La Luna, however, did not come at a shock, as the film has been capturing the hearts of critics all over the world. Nominated in a field of five in the Animated Short Film category, the short is the directorial debut of Enrico Casarosa. Jump ahead to view all five nominees!

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon
  • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
  • “La Luna” Enrico Casarosa
  • “A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
  • “Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Naturally, Casarosa is thrilled with the nomination, tweeting:

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The short manages to squeeze in a heart-warming story and spectacular visuals into a seven minute piece, which is no easy task. It is near the top of my favorite Pixar shorts, so it is great to see it receiving accolades such as this. Congratulations to Enrico Casarosa and his crew!

Click here to view all the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards. The ceremony takes place in Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 PM ET.

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  • Hugo

    I must say that there’s is no surprise at all in the nominees for the animated feature film. Kung fu Panda and Puss in Boots are not at all amazing, but are in any case better than Cars 2. I love Pixar but if Cars 2 would’ve gotten nominated, that would be a surprised. By far the worst movie Pixar has ever made. My vote goes for Rango which is amazing! (can’t say if I should laugh or cry for Tintin winning the Golden Globe!) Sorry for my sucky english!

    • http://twitter.com/BlueFox94 Renard N. Bansale

      I wouldn’t say so for the second DreamWorks film :/

  • SAlvador!

    Congratulations John Lasseter, we are happy that you ended the streak of Pixar

    • Anonymous

      Congratulations SAlvador, we are happy that you won “Ignorant Jackass of the Year”. You totally deserve it. :)

  • Anonymous

    La Luna seriously better win Best Short Film, considering the fact that the Academy totally snubbed Cars 2 (which deserved to be nominated much more than the overrated, overhyped, overvalued, Rango). Despite what the self-proclaimed “critics” at Rotten Crapwads (oh, excuse me, I meant “Rotten Tomatoes”) say, Cars 2 isn’t a bad movie. In fact, it’s a really good one. It’s Pixar’s “least best” movie so far (I can’t say “worst” because that implies that the movie is bad, which it’s not), it has a few flaws, it’s not as funny as most of the other Pixar movies, and it doesn’t have the compelling emotional spark that Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo; Ratatouille; WALL-E; Up; and Toy Story 3 had, but that does NOT mean that it sucks or that it doesn’t deserve to be nominated. I haven’t seen KFP 2 or Puss in Boots, but I’ve heard that they’re good (then again, I heard a lot of good things about Rango, but Rango sucked). It’s too bad there’s not “Most Underrated Movie of the Decade” award, because Cars 2 would win that one for sure.