The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards this morning. Disney released 12 films in 2014 (Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Bears; Big Hero 6; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Guardians of the Galaxy; The Hundred-Foot Journey; Into the Woods; Maleficent; Million Dollar Arm; Muppets Most Wanted; Need for Speed; Planes: Fire & Rescue) as well as peripheral involvement in several other properties: Sony’s and Fox’s Marvel titles (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 & X-Men: Days of Future Past), a brief cameo scene in Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, and Walt Disney Japan as a production partner on GKids’ Studio Ghibli release, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Click after the link to find out which of these 16 films received nominations today!
Disney’s films received 12 nominations in 8 categories this morning. Without any real “heavy hitter” films like The Help or Lincoln, Disney has few entries in the big categories. Relegated to the animation categories, effects, design, & Meryl-Streep-was-in-a-movie-this-year, here are the areas in which The Mouse House will compete:
Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
Meryl Streep in Into the Woods (Walt Disney)
Best animated feature film of the year:
Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney) ~ Don Hall, Chris Williams, & Roy Conli
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS) ~ Isao Takahata & Yoshiaki Nishimura
Achievement in costume design:
Into the Woods (Walt Disney) ~ Colleen Atwood
Maleficent (Walt Disney) ~ Anna B. Sheppard & Jane Clive
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling:
Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney) ~ Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou & David White
Achievement in music written for motion pictures:
“Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie (Warner Bros.) ~ Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
Achievement in production design:
Into the Woods (Walt Disney) ~ Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Best animated short film:
Feast (Walt Disney; A Walt Disney Animation Studios Production) ~ Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
Achievement in visual effects:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Walt Disney) ~ Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney) ~ Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
X-Men: Days of Future Past (20th Century Fox) ~ Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer
Tune into Disney’s ABC Network on February 22nd to find out if they will take home Oscar gold!