2011 Academy Awards For Animation

The 83rd Academy Award ceremony took place last night with not too many surprises in who took home the Oscars. There were three categories concerning animation...

Best Animation was won by 'Toy Story 3'. It was up against 'How To Train Your Dragon' and ' The Illusionist'. 'Toy Story' was the obvious choice but in my opinion 'The Illusionist' is a much better film, not only in terms of animation, but story too. There was also a glaring omission in this category with Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba's wonderful feature film 'Chico And Rita' not even getting a nomination.

Best Animated Short Film was won by Shaun Tan's 'The Lost Thing'. I posted about this short before when mentioning its Oscar nomination. I was hoping it would win, but assumed 'The Gruffalo' would be taking home the award. 'The Lost Thing' was up against 'The Gruffalo', 'Day & Night', 'Let's Pollute and 'Madagascar, Carnet De Voyage'.

Best Visual Effects was won by 'Inception'. 'Inception' was up against 'Alice In Wonderland', 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part I', 'Hereafter' and 'Iron Man 2'.

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