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:
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.