No Oscar for Tekkonkinkreet

Really, no good page to link to at this point, but Tekkonkinkreet failed to garner an Oscar nomination this morning. While this isn’t necessarily surprising, it still would have been nice for it to at least be nominated.

The three films that were nominated were the heavily-favored to win Pixar/Disney movie Ratatouille, Sony/Columbia’s Surf’s Up, which is basically a parody movie of surfing documentaries, featuring penguins, and Persepolis, a French film about the Iranian Revolution.

Ratatouille was also nominated for best original screenplay, best sound mixing, best sound editing, and best original score.

From what I can tell, no animated movie has won more than two oscars (The Incredibles , The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast all won two – though no animated film category existed when The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King or Beauty and the Beast were released. I could be missing one too, but I haven’t run across one that won three awards. Ratatouille has a decent chance of doing that.