2008oscaranimation.pngThe nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards have been announced. Come tell us your thoughts in the Animated News & Views Forum.

The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Ratatouille – Brad Bird
Surf’s Up – Ash Brannon and Chris Buck

The nominees for Best Animated Short Film are
I Met the Walrus – Josh Raskin
Madame Tutli-Putli – Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski
M̻me Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven) РSamuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse
My Love (Moya Lyubov) – Alexander Petrov
Peter and the Wolf – Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

The nominees for Best Visual Effects are
The Golden Compass – Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier
Transformers – Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier

Ratatouille was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird), Best Original Score (Michael Giacchino), Best Sound Mixing (Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane), and Best Sound Editing (Randy Thom and Michael Silvers).

Enchanted received three nominations for Best Original Song — Happy Working Song, So Close, and That’s How You Know — all written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.