Monday, March 8, 2010

UP! at the Academy Awards

Though UP! was "up" for several awards last night, including a Best Picture nomination, it came away with two major awards:

First, it won for Best Animated Film.

Second, it won for Best Original Score (Michael Giacchino).

Not bad, in my opinion, for a movie about a guy who floats his house with helium balloons!

I felt that the opening sequence of UP!, where we follow Carl's and Ellie's lives together, was as powerful a piece of filmmaking as I've come across in recent years.

Then again, I can't say too much since I didn't see ANY of the other 9 Best Picture nominees.

Congrats to Pete Docter and to the entire Disney/Pixar staff who was associated with this film!


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