Check This Out: Great 'Animated History of the Oscars' Infographic
We forget to mention that last week, on February 3rd to be specific, it was Pixar's 25th Anniversary, believe it or not (see Upcoming Pixar). We all know that Pixar's Toy Story 3 is nominated for a Best Picture this year, but did you know that's the third time in Oscar history that an animated film has been nominated for Best Picture? The others were Beauty and the Beast in '92 and Up last year. Border Stylo has whipped up an awesome web graphic called The Animated History of the Oscars: An Infographic that was originally found by our friends at SlashFilm. I thought this was too nifty/informative to pass up, so check it out below!
As they explain on their blog: "With the help of Glass, we began to research the role animated movies have played throughout Oscar history. I wish we could have shared all of the fun facts we discovered, but we're very happy with the result." Does anyone know the four stop-motion movies nominated? It's great to see animation as such a strong medium even at a place like the Oscars. I wish Toy Story 3 could win the Writing Oscar, but it's up against The Social Network, so that's unlikely. If you didn't see them, don't forget to check out Disney's wonderful For Your Consideration ads for Toy Story 3. Thoughts on animation's Oscars?