Pixar's 89th Annual Academy Award Nominations & Historic Look at all Pixar Oscar Nominations

Early this morning the nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were released with Pixar Animation Studios receiving a nomination for Best Animated Short Film (Piper).  The endearing short film has come a long way as it originally crafted only to support a technical test within the studio, but shortly thereafter (with the encouragement from John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton), director Alan Barillaro developed the idea into the short film, Piper.

Pixar Animation Studios has always supported the talent within their creative walls and we were thrilled to see Borrowed Time (the independent project written and directed by Pixarians Lou Hamou-Lhadj & Andrew Coats) receive a nomination alongside Piper.

This past year has been remarkable for animated feature films and as the race for the Academy Award nomination drew near, Finding Dory was ultimately omitted from The Best Animated Feature Film category (see above for complete list of nominations). This will mark the fourth Pixar film that the Academy has not recognized - following Cars 2, Monsters University and The Good Dinosaur.  Even with the strength and popularity of a Billion dollars in box office revenue (on top of technical achievements accomplished in the film), the quest for a nomination isn't guaranteed. For a complete history of Pixar's wins and nominations, see below.

History of Pixar Wins & Nominations at The Academy Awards

Feature Films

Toy Story
  • Best Original Score: Randy Newman - Nominated
  • Best Original Song: "You've Got a Friend in Me" - Nominated
  • Best Screenplay - Nominated
  • Special Achievement Award: John Lasseter - Won
A Bug's Life
  • Best Original Score: Randy Newman - Nominated
Toy Story 2
  • Best Original Song: "When She Loved Me" - Nominated
Monsters, Inc.
  • Best Animated Film - Nominated (Shrek, Won)
  • Best Original Score: Randy Newman - Nominated
  • Best Original Song: "If I Didn't Have You" - Won
  • Best Sound Editing - Nominated
Finding Nemo
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Andrew Stanton - Won
  • Best Original Score: Thomas Newman - Nominated
  • Best Sound Editing - Nominated
  • Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
The Incredibles
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Brad Bird - Won
  • Best Sound Editing: Michael Silvers & Randy Thom - Won
  • Best Sound Mixing - Nominated
  • Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
  • Best Animated Feature Film - Nominated (Happy Feet, Won)
  • Best Original Song: "Our Town" - Nominated
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Brad Bird - Won
  • Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino - Nominated
  • Best Sound Editing - Nominated
  • Best Sound Mixing - Nominated
  • Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Andrew Stanton - Won
  • Best Original Score - Nominated
  • Best Original Song: "Down to Earth" - Nominated
  • Best Sound Editing - Nominated
  • Best Sound Mixing - Nominated
  • Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter - Won
  • Best Picture - Nominated
  • Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino - Won
  • Best Sound Editing - Nominated
  • Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
Toy Story 3
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Lee Unkrich - Won
  • Best Picture - Nominated
  • Best Original Song: "We Belong Together" - Won
  • Best Sound Editing - Nominated
  • Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
Cars 2
  • No Academy Award nominations
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman - Won
Monsters University
  • No Academy Award nominations
Inside Out
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Pete Docter & Jonas Rivera - Won
  • Best Original Screenplay - Nominated
The Good Dinosaur
  • No Academy Award nominations
Finding Dory
  • No Academy Award nominations

Short Films

Luxo Jr.
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (A Greek Tragedy, Won)
Tin Toy
  • Best Animated Short Film: John Lasseter & William (Bill) Reeves - Won
Geri's Game
  • Best Animated Short Film: Jan Pinkava - Won
For The Birds
  • Best Animated Short Film: Ralph Eggleston - Won
Mike's New Car
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (The ChubbChubbs!, Won)
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (Harvie Krumpet, Won)
One Man Band
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (The Moon & The Son: An Imagined Conversation, Won)
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (The Danish Poet, Won)
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (La Maison en Petits Cubes, Won)
Day & Night
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (The Lost Thing, Won)
La Luna
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Won)
Sanjay's Super Team
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated (Bear Story, Won)
  • Best Animated Short Film - Nominated, winners announced February 26, 2017.

With the award season underway, be sure to share your thoughts with other Pixar fans in the Pixar Post Forum or leave a comment below — what are your thoughts on the omission of Finding Dory?, what are your predictions in the Best Animated Short Film category? Congratulations to the Finding Dory team on a fantastic film and we look forward to the upcoming BAFTAs, VES and Annie Awards.

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Pixar's 89th Annual Academy Award Nominations & Historic Look at all Pixar Oscar Nominations
Pixar was honored with several nominations at the 2017 Oscars for Best Animated Short, Piper - read more about this year & a complete look at all Pixar Oscar nominations, wins & losses.
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