Sunday, February 24, 2013

Brave, Paperman Win at 85th Academy Awards

Brave directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepting the Academy Award for Animated Feature 
(Credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.)
The 85th Academy Awards, celebrating the outstanding film achievements of 2012, are being presented tonight by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the newly renamed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The animation categories have been announced and its a big night for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation: Brave and Paperman walked away with the Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Animated Short Film, respectively.

Paperman director John Kahrs accepting the Academy Award for Animated Short Film 
(Credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.)
Although I really wanted to see Disney win for Wreck-It Ralph, and had little to say about Paperman, I'm okay with these films taking home the little golden guys. It doesn't come as a shock that they won. 

Congratulations to everyone who had a part in bringing these films to the screen!


Anonymous said...

Frankly I'm disappointed that Brave won instead of Wreck It Ralph or ParaNorman. These two were far better films than Brave. Oscars are so biased!

Paperman deserved to win.

GuanoLad said...

Good to see Brenda Chapman up there too.

I really don't understand the love for Paperman, it starts out well then goes in a lame direction.

Chris Etrata said...

I really wanted wreck it Ralph to win. I like Brave but felt that it was a bit too rushed and too short (film ending anticlimatic, father and witch not having enough screentime). Wreck it Ralph was perfect to me with balance. Even paranorman or pirates or frankenweenie deserved the award more than brave. I love pixar but this year was the first year that I don't agree with pixar being awarded. So once again, Disney gets beaten out by pixar like most years. Is there a bribery scheme involved?

Slinky Dog said...

To be honest, it would be difficult for me to have to make a choice between Brave and Wreck-It Ralph. I was kind of pulling for Wreck-It Ralph this year just as a prestige/return to glory thing for WDAS, but I am still happy that Brave won it because I rank it among Pixar's best. Both are excellent films.

I'm also glad that Paperman got the award it deserved. I'm looking forward to seeing the 2D/CG hybrid technique used in a feature someday.

Congratulations to both the WDAS and Pixar teams!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if "WRECK-IT RALPH" will win the BAFTA next year?

Kyle said...

Agreed, GuanoLad. Though I kinda wanted it to win for selfish reasons. I want it to encourage further exploration of the technique. I know, its not really why it should have won, but a win's a win and if this pushes them to get a feature done in this style sooner so be it.

Nini said...

I really liked Paperman so I won't begrude it the win. Also I'm always, always happy whenever a Pixar film gets an award.

Paranorman never had a chance, the Oscars is almost like Sellick's white whale.

William said...

i agree mike. i was hoping wreck it ralph would win also. its a better film than brave, thats for sure.

paperman was ehhhh. alright. im gonna assume that only won because of how it looked not what it was about. bc i mean it was stupid.