Comic Riffs: The Academy Awards


Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 02/09/2013

PICK OF THE WEEK: Oscar-nominated short ‘Adam and Dog’ is a visual stunner [+VIDEO]

PICK OF THE WEEK: Oscar-nominated short ‘Adam and Dog’ is a visual stunner [+VIDEO]

By Michael Cavna  |  02:21 PM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adam and dog, minkyu lee, academy awards, oscar shorts

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013

2013 ACADEMY AWARDS: With lone nom, biggest film of the year flies flag for all superheroes

‘The Avengers’: What the lone Oscars nod for superheroes means.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  academy awards, the avengers, jeff white, industrial light and magic

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 11/02/2012

ANIMATION OSCARS: And the year’s 21 feature-film candidates are...

And the year’s 21 feature-film candidates are...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:13 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 academy awards, feature film animation

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 02/26/2012

‘Rango’: Why it deserves the Oscar for feature animation

Why “Rango” deserves the Oscar.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:40 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  academy awards, rango, man or muppet, morris lessmore, gore verbinski, james ward byrkit, john logan

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/15/2010

THIS JUST IN: Only 3 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature

"Toy Story 3," it turns out, will have to top only two other nominees to win the Oscar next year for Best Animated Feature Film. The Academy has accepted 15 animated features for consideration, Oscars organizers announced Monday --...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Oscars animation, The Academy Awards

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 03/07/2010

OSCARS 2010: Will Wallace & Gromit win the big cheese? We pick the Best Animated Shorts

Death becomes Oscar. Well, death and coffee. In each Best Animated Short nominee for tonight's Academy Awards, either mortality or caffeine proves to be the fixation of many pixels. And in the case of France's "Logorama," both do. Even...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:01 PM ET, 03/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  A Matter of Loaf and Death, Academy Awards, Best Animated Shorts, French Roast, Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty, Logorama, The, The Lady and the Reaper

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/05/2010

OSCARS 2010: Best Animated Film: 'And the winner is...'

NOTE: Some weeks back, we handicapped the animation nominees for the Golden Globes. Today, we update our picks for the Academy Awards... tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Foxes and frogs, 2-D wolf-girls and 3-D robo-dogs. The Oscars race for feature film...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Academy Awards, Bob Peterson, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, John Musker, Neil Gaiman, Oscars, Princess and the Frog, Ron Clements, Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore, Up, Wes Anderson

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 03/01/2010

THE OSCARS RANT: Sure, 'Avatar' is art -- but is it animation?

It's a distinction you will little find elsewhere -- but perhaps one that will soon force rule changes for the assorted Hollywood awardgasms. With the Oscars less than a week away -- and with "Avatar" and "Up" both poised...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:35 AM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Academy Awards, Avatar, Disney/Pixar's Up, James Cameron, Jon Landau, Visual Effect Society honors