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Tekkon Kinkreet submitted to the Oscars

by Zirgo
Nov 10, 2007 8:28 AM | 32 Comments
The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences announced 11-08-07 that the have come up with twelve entries that have been submitted for consideration. Three of those entries will then go on and have the chance to win the Animated Feature Film category for the 80th Academy Awards®.

The twelve entries that have been submitted are:

“Alvin and the Chipmunks”

“Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters”

“Bee Movie”

“Beowulf”

“Meet the Robinsons”

“Persepolis”

“Ratatouille”

“Shrek the Third”

“The Simpsons Movie”

“Surf’s Up”

“Tekkonkinkreet”

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
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The nominated films for the 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2008.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Link to anime movie on MAL: Tekkon Kinkreet

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Hmm.. I don't see it yet! Well, I'll look out that.

Nov 30, 2007 9:20 AM by Saks_Byenara

I personally have to say that I hope none of these movies win, because none of them could ever compete with any of the less "commercial" titles we have such as things that haven't been licensed. And I mean WTF...Alvin and the Chipmunks? They ruined the hell out of that.

Nov 28, 2007 12:47 PM by ChibiKoneko

tobruk said:
It was released in 2006, so not possible for 07 oscars. Also was never shown in the US theatres anywhere which is a requirement to even be elligible for nomination.


Tekkon is also 2006. But it probably premiered in the US it was this year. Probably only Gedo Senki premiered in the US this year also. Don't know about Paprika that is also a lot better than 80% of the nominations.

Nov 23, 2007 5:05 PM by johnnyd

johnnyd said:
If Tekkon is there. Where's Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo? Anime Oscar noobs! Not that it mathers, probably some crappy digital movie is going to win anyway.


It was released in 2006, so not possible for 07 oscars. Also was never shown in the US theatres anywhere which is a requirement to even be elligible for nomination.

Nov 23, 2007 4:02 PM by tobruk

If Tekkon is there. Where's Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo? Anime Oscar noobs! Not that it mathers, probably some crappy digital movie is going to win anyway.

Nov 23, 2007 3:57 PM by johnnyd

So I'm guessing I SHOULD see this then. The art that I've seen of Tekkon didn't fit my style, but I'll rent it.

Nov 16, 2007 7:45 PM by Syanaide

That's great news! Tekkon is fabulous..

Nov 16, 2007 3:34 PM by augis

WTF?! MAN MYANIMELIST MUST BE HOME TO A SHIT LOAD OF ANIME CYNICS...seriously...The Simpsons movie was AMAZING. Def Oscar Material...Rattatouille was awesome as well..tho i have yet to see Tekkon...and im dying to see Paprika (tho it's not on the list)...man you guys SERIOUSLY need to develop some better tastes in movies...SERIOUSLY

Nov 15, 2007 7:46 PM by AnImEmAnIaC14

Although I haven't seen a few of the movies on the list....namely the more recent releases....I would have to hope that either "Tekkon Kinkreet" wins or "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters"....mostly because I am a fan of the show....but in reality it will be neither. *Sigh* oh well....I can hope....(^^)

Nov 13, 2007 8:48 AM by VTOtaku

Ive seen all/most of those movies and i dont think their worthy of a oscar :P They were funny and nearly made me wet my pants but not good enough to win a oscar, inless its in comedy, of corse it is for animation, wait nevermind again they werent that well animated :P

Oh well~ Aslong as its not a CGI movie~

Nov 13, 2007 7:21 AM by Icy-nee-san

Meh, of the movies on that list that I've seen, most were pretty shitty (Ratatouille is the exception IMO), especially in what most people would think what "Oscar-quality" would be, which I could say most of those aren't from my perspective, unless they look at a purely superficial level and rate the movie's quality from the animation alone, which makes sense considering the category, unfortunately.

It would've been pretty nice to see Tokikake up there though, I think it was the best animated movie (Japanese or otherwise) I've seen this year, but I wondered if since it still hadn't been licensed in America (IIRC) if it'd get a bid or not. Shame.

Nov 12, 2007 10:54 PM by Ben

I don't know about the movie, but the Tekkon Kinkreet manga was fantastic.

Nov 11, 2007 11:10 PM by Liquid_2

I haven't seen Tekkon. Bee Movie, Beowulf, Meet the Robinsons, or Ratatouille might win.

Personally none of those movies might win, they're not great. Spirited Away was beauitifully made, with an amazing story line, that's why it earns the Oscar. So Tekkon could be pretty good. I think Pale Cacoon should be Oscar worthy, if it ever gets licensed. Any Ghibli movie should be in the running.

Nov 11, 2007 5:40 PM by YoshikoHatake

The animated film oscar started in 2001, and was won by Shrek. Spirited Away is the first anime to be nominated for an oscar, and it won. Heres a snippet of how the list of animated films are selected.

The award is only given if there are at least eight animated feature films (with a theatrical release in Los Angeles). For the purposes of the award, only films over 70 minutes long are considered to be "feature films". If there are 16 or more films submitted for the category, the winner will be voted from a shortlist of five films, otherwise there will only be three films on the shortlist[1].

People in the animation industry and fans expressed hope that the prestige from this award and the resulting boost to the box office would encourage the increased production of animated features. Some members and fans however criticize the award, saying it is only intended to prevent animated films from having a chance of winning Best Picture. Such critics often point out that the award was introduced when the hugely successful Shrek came to theaters, suggesting that it might have won Best Picture otherwise. Official Academy Award regulations state that any movie nominated for this category can still be nominated for Best Picture.[2] Nevertheless, psychological effects may prevent nominations or serve to suppress protests of an animated film's lack of a Best Picture nomination

Nov 11, 2007 5:03 PM by tobruk

Legion17 said:
So only Tekkon & Spirited Away, out of all the anime movies ever been submitted to the Oscars? Anyone know of any others that didn't make it and if not, why not send a movie that won't make people thing Japanese Cartoons are only for kids like Jin-Roh, Perfect Blue or Ghost in a Shell?


there really weren't many. the animated film award started with Spirted Away. Since then only like 5 or 6 years have passed.

Nov 11, 2007 3:22 PM by kei-clone

HINT: award ceremonies run by the people who end up receiving the awards are not worth paying any attention to.

Nov 11, 2007 3:20 PM by YourMessageHere

Bee Movie is going to win. I bet $15. I would rather lick my bathroom floor than go watch it, but apparently it's absolutely amazing or some shit.

Nov 11, 2007 3:04 PM by windy

So only Tekkon & Spirited Away, out of all the anime movies ever been submitted to the Oscars? Anyone know of any others that didn't make it and if not, why not send a movie that won't make people thing Japanese Cartoons are only for kids like Jin-Roh, Perfect Blue or Ghost in a Shell?

Nov 11, 2007 11:59 AM by Legion17

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters!!!!!!!! it is the coolest non anime film i have every watched!!!!!!

Nov 11, 2007 11:34 AM by nicolasnzl

uuuuuuuuh... yea... i dont care who wins... but if i had to choose, i think i would say Shrek the Third or The Simpsons Movie. they were, decent enough.(i am never watching them again.)
I never watched Tekkon though...

Nov 11, 2007 11:31 AM by magentaanbu