As expected, Disney/Pixar's 'Ratatouille' won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at Sunday night's Academy Awards. In his acceptance speech, Writer/Director Brad Bird made of point of thanking his junior high school guidance counselor.
More comments from Brad Bird courtesy of Oscar.com's "Thank You Cam": http://oscar.com/video/index?channel=6856&clip=10237.He asked me, "What do you want to do with your life?" And I said, "I want to make movies." And he said, "What else do you want to do with your life?" And I said, "Make movies," and he said, "What if you couldn't make movies," and I said, "I'd find a way that I could."
"What if movies didn't exist?"
"I'd have to invent them." And it went on like this until we were sick of each other and i only realized just recently that he gave me the perfect training for the movie business.
Despite having three songs nominated for Best Song, Walt Disney Pictures' "Enchanted" failed to take home an Oscar, losing to the indie-film "Once" and its song "Falling Slowly." "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" was also shut out for Makeup and Visual Effects.
The complete list of winners from the 80th Annual Academy Awards (courtesy AP):
MiceChatters comment on the Oscars: http://micechat.com/forums/showthrea...w_2-90914.htmlBest Picture: "No Country for Old Men"
Lead Actress: Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"
Lead Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"
Best Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Foreign Language Film: "The Counterfeiters," Austria
Adapted Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Original Screenplay: Diablo Cody, "Juno"
Animated Feature Film: "Ratatouille"
Art Direction: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
Cinematography: "There Will Be Blood"
Sound Mixing: "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Sound Editing: "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Original Score: "Atonement," Dario Marianelli
Original Song: "Falling Slowly" from "Once," Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Costume: "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Documentary Feature: "Taxi to the Dark Side"
Documentary Short Subject: "Freeheld"
Makeup: "La Vie en Rose"
Animated Short Film: "Peter & the Wolf"
Live Action Short Film: "Le Mozart des Pickpockets (`The Mozart of Pickpockets')"
Visual Effects: "The Golden Compass"
Academy Award winners previously announced this year: Honorary and technical Oscars: Robert Boyle; Eastman Kodak Co.; David A. Grafton.