Disney Pushes Five Films, One Short for Award Consideration in 2011

Maquette of Bambino from 'La Luna'Although only a handful of ‘For Your Consideration’ ads have popped up from Walt Disney Studios in the industry trades — and those namely for Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh — the studio has updated its awards consideration site to invite organizations to take a closer look at five of its feature-length films released this past year, along with one of its shorts.

Most of the attention seems to be focused on Cars 2 in which the Studios is suggesting the following considerations: Best Animated Feature (John Lasseter), Best Director (John Lasseter), Best Adapted Screenplay (Story by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis, Dan Fogelman; Screenplay by Ben Queen), Best Film Editing (Stephen Schaffer, A.C.E.), Best Art Direction (Harley Jessup),  Best Cinematography (Sharon Calahan, Jeremy Lasky), Best Visual Effects (Apurva Shah, Gary Bruins), Best Sound Mixing (Michael Semanick, Tom Myers, Vince Caro), Best Sound Editing (Tom Myers, Michael Silvers), Best Original Song (‘Collision of Worlds’ by Brad Paisley and Robbie Williams) and Best Original Score (Michael Giacchino).

The site also makes several downloads available from the film including concept art, behind-the-scenes images, ‘Collision of Worlds’ and the Cars 2 screenplay in PDF format.

For Gnomeo & Juliet from Touchstone Pictures, the Studios is pushing for Best Animated Feature (Kelly Asbury) and Best Original Song for both ‘Hello Hello’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin as performed by Elton John and Lada Gaga and ‘Love Builds a Garden’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin as performed by Elton John. Both songs are available to listen to online in their entirety.

For its newest release, The Muppets, Disney is pushing for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Original Song for the following: ‘Life’s A Happy Song’ and ‘Man Or Muppet’  by Bret McKenzie and ‘Pictures In My Head’ by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman. All three songs are available online in their entirety.

For Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, the Studio would like to see nominations for the following categories: Best Picture (Jerry Bruckheimer), Best Director (Rob Marshall), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio), Best Actor (Johnny Depp), Best Actress (Penelope Cruz), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane), Best Cinematography (Dariusz Wolski, A.S.C.), Best Art Direction (John Myhre, Gordon Sim), Best Film Editing (David Brenner, A.C.E., Wyatt Smith), Best Sound Mixing (Lee Orloff, Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes), Best Sound Editing (George Watters II, Shannon Mills), Best Costume Design (Penny Rose), Best Makeup (Joel Harlow, Peter Swords King) and Best Visual Effects (Charles Gibson, Ben Snow, Gary Brozenich, Mark Hawker).

For Winnie the Pooh, suggested categories include Best Animated Feature (Stephen Anderson, Don Hall), Best Original Score (Henry Jackman) and Best Original Song for ‘The Backson Song’ written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez as performed by Craig Ferguson et al and ‘So Long’ written by Zooey Deschanel as performed by Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.

Finally, for Best Animated Short (Enrico Casarosa) comes La Luna from Pixar Animation Studios. The film’s section features quite a few stills as well as concept art and behind-the-scenes images.


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