Here Are The 2015 Academy Award Nominations!

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 16, 2015 in Cinema


Don’t lie, dear readers: I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seat waiting to see which films get snubbed this year! Which of your favorite films will be totally ignored, or related to a simple Best Sound Mixing nomination?! Well, I’ve included the full list below, but there are a few curious choices here. One omission of note is the lack of The LEGO Movie in the Best Animated Picture category (although Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya did thankfully get a nod). Another surprise is the number of noms for American Sniper, which is probably at the top of my list titled “Films I Couldn’t Care Less About.” Check out some salient tweets and the full list below! Read more…

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Miyazaki and More Nominated in the 86th Academy Awards

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 17, 2014 in Animation, Anime


Many folks wondered if Hayao Miyazaki’s film film, The Wind Rises, would get nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Well, the noms came out and surprise, surprise, it’s on the list. It’s in the company of The Croods, Frozen, Ernest and Celestine, and Despicable Me 2. This is also the first time in a long, long while that Pixar has not had a film nominated for the category. I’m honestly a bit surprised that Monsters University didn’t beat out, say, The Croods. Also interesting, is that Shuhei Morita’s Possessions short animated film got nominated as well (it was part of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace collection). Read more…

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PSA: Watch All the Nominees for Best Animated Short Film

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 11, 2013 in Animation


Want to take a look at the nominees for the Oscars this year? Many of the films aren’t out on Blu-ray yet, are already out of theaters, or had limited releases, but with the Animated Short Film category, you don’t have to worry about that! All of the nominees for the category are available online to watch, and there are a bunch of great contenders. Disney’s Paperman is there, as well as another solid choice, Adam and Dog. The Simpson’s also have an entry, in The Longest Daycare. All in all, there’s some excellent work on display here! Watch a few below, or click through to Bleeding Cool for the full list.  Read more…



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