The first time the National Film Board of Canada was awarded an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Short Film it was for Co Hoedeman’s imaginative short The Sand Castle (1977). 25 years earlier, Norman McLaren’s NFB stop-motion short Neighbours (1952) won the Academy Award – But, for some reason, McLaren’s scripted anti-war comedy […]
In terms of Oscar nominations, it’s extremely rare for a performer or filmmaker to be nominated twice in the same category within the same year. In 1939, Michael Curtiz was nominated twice for directing Angels with Dirty Faces and Four Daughters but lost the trophy to Frank Capra. During the first decade of the animated […]
Are you as tired of the Original Song performances at the Oscars as we are?
We continue our month long look at the Oscars with a list of 5 Best Picture Winners that didn’t deserve the win.