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Summer Wars Qualified for Oscar Nomination

by dtshyk
Nov 16, 2010 1:06 AM | 136 Comments
According to Eiga.com, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved fifteen films including Summer Wars for possible Oscar nominations in the Best Animated Feature category of the 83rd Academy Awards. The final three nominees and the winner will be announced on January 25th and February 27th, respectively.

15 candidates:
Toy Story 3
How to Train Your Dragon
Shrek Forever After
Despicable Me
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Summer Wars
Tangled
Megamind
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
The Illusionist
Alpha and Omega
The Dreams of Jinsha
Idiots and Angels
My Dog Tulip
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

Source: Eiga.com

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lukeww123456 said:
Yeah! Nomination!!! Hope it wins!



good job man

Jun 25, 2011 8:15 PM by BF1_Sucks

lukeww123456 said:
Yeah! Nomination!!! Hope it wins!


...you are a little late aren't you? :/

Jun 25, 2011 7:33 PM by Josephl64

Yeah! Nomination!!! Hope it wins!

Jun 25, 2011 6:54 PM by lukeww123456

tempo_plus said:
Are you joking? An Oscar nomination? Summer Wars?

Summer Wars was such a disappointment, I dropped it after the one hour mark. I really don't understand why so many people like this movie. On its own its maybe okay, but if you have watched The girl who leapt trough time you just can't bear this. TGWLTT was produced by the same people who made Summer Wars and Summer Wars is inferior to TGWLTT in every single aspect! So, why wasn't TGWLTT not nominated for an oscar back in 2007?


Neither was 5 cm per Second

Jan 1, 2011 10:18 PM by pillsburyXV

i loved Toy Story 3, but Summer wars is EPIC. I wish it would win!

Nov 24, 2010 8:20 AM by Orulyon

I caught the English-dub premiere and I found it to be really good. I posted my thoughts about the movie here.

http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/1659502530/summer-wars

Being nominated for an Oscar is fine, since I don't think it will beat Toy Story 3 or any of the other animated flicks that may be nominated.

Nov 23, 2010 11:51 AM by mangatherapy

I think I'll watch it.

Nov 21, 2010 9:20 AM by Dramon

i dont think it matters how good any anime movie is, going to be a long LONG time before any of them are seriously considered for an oscar

Nov 21, 2010 9:08 AM by AnvilMAn

Are you joking? An Oscar nomination? Summer Wars?

Summer Wars was such a disappointment, I dropped it after the one hour mark. I really don't understand why so many people like this movie. On its own its maybe okay, but if you have watched The girl who leapt trough time you just can't bear this. TGWLTT was produced by the same people who made Summer Wars and Summer Wars is inferior to TGWLTT in every single aspect! So, why wasn't TGWLTT not nominated for an oscar back in 2007?

Nov 21, 2010 7:12 AM by tempo_plus

*edit* bah didnt read last post. figures, animation age ghetto FTL

Nov 21, 2010 2:48 AM by AnvilMAn

Unfortunately only three films will be nominated for the Animation Oscar this year and giving the favorites are Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon and The Illusionist, it seems like Summer Wars has lost its spot. :( Amazing, we can have 10 Best Picture nods but god forbid we can have four or five animations with out this "16 for five" BS

Nov 20, 2010 9:54 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

I'm proud that Summer War made the qualification. If it get on the nomination, I wouldn't be surprised, but I would be surprised if it won the oscar and outbeat Toy Story 3 and How to train your dragon.

Geez to the idiot that said don't let the anime get a oscar, did you fail in history or something. Spirited Away was the first anime to won a oscar.

Nov 19, 2010 4:02 PM by mdo7

Life's hard, but at least it got cited, nominations would be awesome, winning would be epic.

Nov 18, 2010 7:18 PM by Celestz

How cool! But yeah, up against Toy Story 3, it hasn't much a chance.

Nov 18, 2010 4:46 PM by head-go-boom

Jigero said:
Wow slow year for Animation, I dunno why it was even nominated, it was pretty mediocre. But I guess if cats and dogs can get up there anything can.

Nov 18, 2010 7:50 AM by Fight4Glory

Wow slow year for Animation, I dunno why it was even nominated, it was pretty mediocre. But I guess if cats and dogs can get up there anything can.

Nov 18, 2010 7:47 AM by Jigero

I don't understand where all the hype is coming from, Summer Wars was average at best.

Nov 18, 2010 4:21 AM by Perplex

Loved Summer Wars, hope it gets nominated! I won't be disappointed if it doesn't though; other movies are just as good. :) I think that Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and /maybe/ Despicable Me will take up the three spots for candidacy. Plus, Summer Wars needs to run in Los Angeles for a least at week to be considered. :/

Nov 18, 2010 1:24 AM by Jazze

paksis_pragma said:
fuck the odds, I hope it wins.

Nov 17, 2010 12:05 PM by holypoop

Kipcha said:
supersonic124 said:
I hope it doesn't get nominated. Summer Wars sucked big time.


It isn't even on your watched list :/

I'm too lazy to add anything new to my list.

Nov 17, 2010 12:03 PM by supersonic124

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