Just the nerd cetagories in the 2014 Oscar nominattons

201401161258 Just the nerd cetagories in the 2014 Oscar nominattons

Just in case you didn’t get up to see Thor announce this year’s Academy Award nominations—Inside Llewyn Davis wuz robbed!—here’s a cheat sheet to just the ones that nerds are interested in:

Best Animated Feature:
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

While Frozen is a lock for this, it’s good to see Miyazaki get a nod with his supposed swan song. Hopefullre prepping for the MArch 2 ceremony won’t take time away from his work on his new manga.

Best Visual Effects:
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness

While it’s hard to see how Gravity won’t win this, the fact that we will now say “Oscar-nominated The Long Ranger” still somehow makes me sad.

2014011612581 Just the nerd cetagories in the 2014 Oscar nominattons

Best Short Film, Animated:
FERAL, Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
GET A HORSE!, Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
MR HUBLOT, Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
POSSESSIONS, Shuhei Morita
ROOM ON THE BROOM, Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

As y u know, this is one of the “office pool tie breaker” categories, although increased scrutiny in the Internet era makes it easier to call. The Mickey Mouse short GET A HORSE! would see the front runner since it’s the only one people have heard of, but it wont’ be our official pick until we investigate further.

In friends-of-comics nominations, John Ridley, author of the HIGHLY UNDERRATED mini-series The AMerican WAy, was nominated forBest Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave.

Comments

  1. Havoc50 says:

    I would say the chance that Miyazaki shows up to the show is close to zero. I also cannot believe you left out Sound Mixing, the audio nerds are going to complain ;)

  2. Torsten Adair says:

    It’s not live yet, but Shorts HD screens the animated short subjects (and also-rans) nationwide in February.

    http://theoscarshorts.shorts.tv/

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