The Oscar Noms are here for Best Animated Feature Film of 2009! The nominated films are:
The Princess and the Frog
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Secret of Kells
Up is most likely the front runner here due to the fact that it was also nominated for a Best Picture award; only the second animated film ever to be nominated for that category along side Beauty and the Beast. In 1991 there was yet to be a Best Animated Feature category so the fact that Up was nominated for that particular award despite the fact that there is an animation category is a pretty big deal. However due to the unlikely fact that it will win Best Picture and if someone else wins Animation, it could prove to be a big disappointment. Fantastic Mr. Fox,being the "underdog," could change the whole decision as it has been receiving just as positive reviews.
I'm a bit upset that Ponyo did not receive any noms, I definitely think it is more worthy than Princess, but I am glad to see The Secret of Kells getting a bit of attention.
Here are the nominations for best animated short:
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper
A Matter of Loaf and Death