Disney Oscar Nominations

January 16, 2014


Today, the Oscar nominees were officially announced.  The live show will air on Sunday, March 2nd at 7:00 est/4:00 pst on ABC.

Here are the nominations for Disney:

Animated Feature, Frozen
Original Song, “Let It Go” from Frozen (music and lyrics by Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
Short Film – Animated, Get a Horse!
Original Score, Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)
Visual Effects, Iron Man 3 and The Lone Ranger
Makeup and Hairstyling, The Lone Ranger

In my opinion, Saving Mr. Banks should have had a few different nominations.  First, Tom Hanks should have been nominated for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Walt Disney.  Emma Thompson should have been up for Actress in a Leading Role as P.L. Travers.  I also believe the film should have been nominated for Best Picture.

Some records in regards to the Oscars and Disney:

Most Awards Won by a Man:

  • Walt Disney won 26 Oscars (22 competitive, 4 honorary). He also won the most Oscars in one year, with four in 1953.

Most nominations/wins in a single year

  • In 1953 Walt Disney won 4 awards out of 6 nominations, both records: He won a Best Documentary, Features for The Living Desert, Best Documentary, Short Subjects forThe Alaskan Eskimo, Best Short Subject, Cartoons for Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom, and Best Short Subject, Two-reel for Bear Country. He had additional nominations in Best Short Subject, Cartoons for Rugged Bear and Best Short Subject, Two-reel for Ben and Me

Most consecutive awards

  • Walt Disney was awarded a record of 10 awards in the eight consecutive years from 1931–32 through 1939. Eight (listed below) are for Short Subject (Cartoon), and two were Special Awards: one for the creation of Mickey Mouse, and one recognizing the innovation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Best Original Song

  • Alan Menken (music) won twice consecutively for Best Music (Original Song) for “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast (lyrics by Howard Ashman) in 1991 and “A Whole New World” from Aladdin (lyrics by Tim Rice) in 1992

Best Short Subject (Cartoon)

  • Walt Disney won eight consecutive awards for Flowers and Trees in 1931–32, Three Little Pigs in 1932–33, The Tortoise and the Hare in 1934, Three Orphan Kittens in 1935, The Country Cousin in 1936, The Old Mill in 1937, Ferdinand the Bull in 1938, and The Ugly Duckling in 1939.

Best Short Subject (Two-Reel)

  • Walt Disney won four consecutive awards for In Beaver Valley in 1950, Nature’s Half Acre in 1951, Water Birds in 1952, and Bear Country in 1953.

Best Documentary (Feature)

  • Walt Disney won two consecutive awards for The Living Desert in 1953 and The Vanishing Prairie in 1954.

First woman to win Best Animated Feature

  • Brenda Chapman for Brave (2012).

First animated film to be nominated for Best Picture

  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)

First animated film to be nominated for Best Original Screenplay and for a Best Screenplay award in general

  • Toy Story (1995)

Most nominations for a person

  • Walt Disney with 59 nominations.





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