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The Oscar nominations were recently announced and The Walt Disney Studios’ earned 17 nominations!!! Lincoln received 12 nominations including Best Picture and is the most nominated film of the year! Brave, Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, Paperman and Marvel’s The Avengers all received one nomination each and below please find a total list of our nominations along with select nominee reactions.
The 85th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 24. Visit Oscar.com for a complete list of the nominations.
· Best Picture
· Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis
· Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role – Sally Field
· Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role – Tommy Lee Jones
· Directing – Steven Spielberg
· Adapted Screenplay – Tony Kushner
· Music (Original Score) – John Williams
· Cinematography – Janusz Kaminski
· Costume Design – Joanna Johnston
· Film Editing – Michael Kahn
· Production Design – Rick Carter, Jim Erickson
· Sound Mixing – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
“We are absolutely thrilled and astonished with the 12 nominations. It is such a tribute to the work of those who joined us in this 12-year journey to bring LINCOLN to the screen. We humbly thank the Academy members who honored so many of us.”
- Steven Spielberg (Director/Producer) and Kathleen Kennedy (Producer)
“I’m spinning and beyond thrilled on so many levels. To be included in this amazing group of extraordinary craftsman and exquisite talents has been an honor in itself. But now for us all to receive so much recognition from the Academy I’m deeply appreciative and overwhelmed, and basically, I still can’t believe I got the role.”
- Sally Field (Supporting Actress)
“I’m tremendously honored to be a nominee in the company of so many writers and filmmakers whose work I admire. I’m very grateful to Steven and Kathy, to Daniel, Sally, Tommy Lee and the whole cast, to Rick, Joanna, Janusz, Mike and John and everyone who made Lincoln happen. I’m overwhelmed by the Academy’s response to the film. I heard that I’d been nominated while waiting to take off on a plane from JFK to LAX. James Gandolfini, who’s sitting in front of me, gave me a hug and a kiss, so I’m about as happy as can be. ”
- Tony Kushner (Adapted Screenplay)
“I’m thrilled and honored to be nominated, it was an extraordinary experience with a remarkable team who are all part of this recognition. It is my first nomination and I’m so happy to be part of this unique body of talent.”
- Joanna Johnston (Costume Designer)
· Animated Feature Film
“We are incredibly honored by today’s Academy Award nomination. ‘Brave’ has been an adventure from the beginning – starting with our research trips to Scotland, the crew embarked upon a journey that inspired us all and forever changed our fates. Thanks to the Academy from all of us here at Pixar.”
- Mark Andrews, Director, “Brave”
· Animated Feature Film
“’Frankenweenie’ is a very personal film for me. The idea of telling a feature length version was in the back of my mind for many years. Stop Motion was the perfect medium for this project, and one I’ve always loved for its expressiveness and dimensionality. I’ve worked with so many incredible artists: animators, cast members, set builders, and puppet makers, all who have helped bring this film to life one frame at a time. I’m so honored that the Academy has recognized this film as one of its nominees.”
- Tim Burton, Director “Frankenweenie”
WRECK-IT RALPH (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
· Animated Feature Film
“To have the ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ team’s passion and years of hard work acknowledged by the Academy is an honor like no other. We are so proud, so grateful – I can’t wait to congratulate everyone in-person.”
- Rich Moore, Director “Wreck-It Ralph”
PAPERMAN (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
· Animated Short Film
“It’s beyond an honor to have ‘Paperman’ nominated for an Oscar. I can’t thank everyone on the team enough for their passion and hard work in making this dream project a reality.”
- John Kahrs, Director “Paperman”
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (Marvel)
· Visual Effects – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Now’s your chance to delve deeper and discover even more of the epic blockbuster film when Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, releases THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN: PART 1: EXTENDED EDITION on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on March 2, 2013.
In anticipation of the release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 EXTENDED EDITION on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on March 2, 2013 we present you with this awesome Special Features clip which gives fans a longer look at Edward and Bella’s “morning after.”
UNDEFEATED – A TRUE STORY OF HARD KNOCKS AND OVERCOMING OBSTACLES THAT WILL LIFT YOUR SPIRITS, THE 2011 OSCAR®-WINNING DOCUMENTARY
A Rousing And Inspirational Film About An Underdog Football Team And The Coach That Helped Them Realize Their Dreams, Undefeated Hits The Field On Blu-Ray™ And DVD On February 19, 2013!
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the uplifting Oscar®-winning football documentary, UNDEFEATED, a directorial collaboration from filmmakers Dan Lindsay (Why Us?) and TJ Martin (A Day of Hype in America). A true story about courage and character, UNDEFEATED follows the Manassas Tigers – a severely underfunded and underprivileged high school football team – as they endeavor to reverse their fortunes with the help of a volunteer coach, Bill Courtney. Heading to retail on February 19, 2013 for an SRP of $24.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $19.98 for the DVD, UNDEFEATED is a one-of-a-kind sports movie that will thrill and inspire – a moving affirmation of all that is best in us and all that is possible.
UNDEFEATED is “Irresistible,” said New York Times film critic, Manohla Dargis. Wrote Marshall Fine in his STAR Magazine review, “This is a sports movie with heart! You’ll be cheering until the end.” Added Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, “Suffice it to say that the agony of defeat in this movie is every bit as transporting as the thrill of victory.”
No hope. No future… Until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes. UNDEFEATED, an Academy Award®-winning documentary (2011 Best Documentary Feature – Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin and Rich Middlemas), is the inspiring and moving tale of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
The UNDEFEATED Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include an Audio Commentary with directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin; Deleted Scenes; a Black and White Teaser Trailer; and a “The Making of Undefeated” featurette. Note: Special features are subject to change.
Learn more about UNDEFEATED at: www.undefeatedmovie.com
Celebrate Awards Season with Movies On Demand!
Awards Season is finally upon us and Movies On Demand on cable is featuring some of the years greatest films! Movies On Demand on cable is offering many of Awards Season’s nominated films such as Argo for rent via your digital cable remote often times weeks before they are available from other rental options and years before they can be streamed online. For more information about the Movies On Demand on cable service, be sure to visit http://www.facebook.com/moviesondemand.
Here’s what iN Demand has planned for Movies On Demand in the coming weeks:
iN Demand will pre-produce multiple original FOD pieces that pay homage to awards season with the help of our Movies On Deamand host, Camille Ford.
Go behind the scenes with Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn and Forest
Whitaker to see how they earned one of Hollywood’s biggest awards.
Plus, order There Will Be Blood, Milk, and The Last King of Scotland,
instantly, with Movies On Demand.
Get an insider’s look at timeless performances from Hilary Swank, Helen Mirren and Gwyneth Paltrow. And with Movies On Demand, you can relive these performances in Million Dollar Baby, The Queen, and Shakespeare in Love, instantly.
Go on-set with Ang Lee, James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow to see why an award-winning film, needs a top-notch director. Plus, order Brokeback Mountain, Titanic and The Hurt Locker, anytime, with Movies On Demand.
MEET THE CONTENDERS
What does it take to make an award-worthy film? Now’s your chance to find out. Go behind-the-scenes of four of this year’s top Awards Season contenders: Argo, The Sessions, Flight and Moonrise Kingdom.
THE CONTENDER COUNTDOWN
This year’s top Awards Season contenders get mashed up, mixed up, and set to music. Don’t miss this sweeping montage of award-worthy cinema, and don’t forget to watch all the movies right from your home, with Movies On Demand.