Disney Scores Eight Academy Award Nominations

The Walt Disney Studios has earned eight Academy Award nominations including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.

Early Oscar favorites Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson did not receive nominations for their roles at Walt Disney and P.L. Travers, and Saving Mr. Banks was shut out of the Best Picture category. The film did get nominated for Best Original Score.

Pixar was also absent from the Best Animated Feature category as Monsters University failed to receive a nomination. However, Disney's monstrous hit Frozen was nominated as was The Wind Rises which is being distributed by Disney in the U.S. The two films are up against The Croods, Despicable Me 2, and Ernest & Celestine.

Frozen also received a nomination for Best Original Song for the forever-stuck-in-your-head "Let it Go." Disney's animated short Get a Horse! was nominated for Best Animated Short.

And The Lone Ranger may have bombed at the box office but it still managed to get two Oscar nominations, one for Best Visual Effects and One for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Box office superhero Iron Man 3 also received a nomination for Best Visual Effects.

The full list of nominations for the Walt Disney Studios includes:

Best Original Song: "Let it Go" from Frozen
Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen
Best Animated Feature Film: The Wind Rises
Best Animated Short: Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullen and Dorothy McKim)
Best Original Score: Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Lone Ranger (Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny)
Best Visual Effects: Iron Man 3
Best Visual Effects: The Lone Ranger

The 86th Annual Academy Awards air Sunday, March 2 on ABC. This year's show will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.


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