- Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
- Original Screenplay (Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and Pete Docter)
- Achievement in Sound Editing (Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood)
- Achievement in Sound Mixing (Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt)
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures ―Original Score (Thomas Newman)
- Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures ―Original Song (For "Down to Earth", Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman)
Theatrical short Presto, directed by Doug Sweetland, received a nomination for Best Animated Short Film.
Clearly, and unfortunately, the Academy chose to follow tradition and ignore WALL-E in the Best Picture and Best Director categories.
The 81st Annual Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, February 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and will be televised worldwide (live telecast on ABC in the United States).
Update: The Pixar publicity department conveys this statement from Andrew Stanton regarding the nominations:
(Updated at 3:25 PM)
“We are ecstatic and grateful for the Academy's generous and humbling recognition of WALL•E. It is an honor and privilege to make films at Pixar, where we have grown into a great, big family. This is a tribute to all of us at Pixar and Disney who do our best to make films, not just animated films, but films for everyone that just happen to be animated.”