Tony from Monsters University
I'll be honest, when I was watching the nominations my heart rate was noticeable. I assumed once they announced Ernest & Celestine, that Monsters University would of course also receive a nomination, right? Right? The Academy Awards first started the category of Best Animated Feature Film back in 2001 and in the thirteen years since the categories inception, Pixar has only been snubbed one additional time - in 2011 for Cars 2. Here is a summary of Pixar's history with the Academy Awards.
- 2001 - Monsters, Inc. was nominated - Shrek won.
- 2002 - Spirited Away won - Pixar did not have a feature film released in this year.
- 2003 - Finding Nemo won.
- 2004 - The Incredibles won.
- 2005 - Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Wear Rabbit won - Pixar did not have a feature film released in this year.
- 2006 - Cars was nominated - Happy Feet won.
- 2007 - Ratatouille won.
- 2008 - Wall-E won.
- 2009 - Up won.
- 2010 - Toy Story 3 won.
- 2011 - Cars 2 was snubbed and was not nominated. Rango won.
- 2012 - Brave won.
- 2013 - Monsters University snubbed.
Let's not also forget that The Blue Umbrella, as well as Randy Newman's score for Monsters U, was also excluded from receiving any nominations.Jeff, over at This Day In Pixar, also wrote up a great post about some of the lesser-known awards and how Monsters University only won one (yes, one) award through the 31 potential categories. This is nothing short of a shocking year for Pixar news.
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