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Surprising Oscar Nomination Announcements

This morning the Nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced. With the announcement came some big surprises in the Best Animated Feature category.

Lightning McQueen from Cars 2

Firstly, maybe less surprisingly to some, Cars 2 did not garner any nominations. It was not well received among critics, though the consumers themselves seemed to respond much more warmly to the sequel to 2006 Best Animated Feature nominee, Cars.

The most surprising revelation was the absence of The Adventures of Tintin from the Best Animated Feature roll. The motion capture film, that has re-ignited the discussion as to which film category motion capture actually belongs, won the Best Animated Film awards at both the Golden Globes and Producers Guild Awards this season. This is sure to ruffle some feathers.

Happily, Pixar was not totally snubbed at the Oscars this year, La Luna is still a top contender for Best Animated Short.

The Academy Awards will be presented on February 26th.