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Irish Animation Studio, Cartoon Saloon Gets Yet Another Oscar Nomination

Irish Animation Studio, Cartoon Saloon Gets Yet Another Oscar Nomination


The Academy announced the list of Oscar nominations earlier today. A huge congratulations to Kilkenny based studio Cartoon Saloon, who received their fourth consecutive feature film Oscar nomination. This year, their latest movie Wolfwalkers was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. A joint venture between Cartoon Saloon and Mélusine, the film is directed by Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart and can currently be enjoyed on Apple TV.

Wolfwalkers will go up against Onward (Pixar), Over the Moon (Netflix), A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix) & Soul (Pixar). The Oscars will take place on April 26th at 1am GMT. We wish them the best of luck.

Full List of Nominations

Best Picture

  • The Father – (Sony Pictures Classics) 
  • Judas and the Black Messiah – (Warner Bros.) 
  • Mank – (Netflix) 
  • Minari – (A24) 
  • Nomadland – (Searchlight Pictures) 
  • Promising Young Woman – (Focus Features) 
  • Sound of Metal – (Amazon Studios) 
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 – (Netflix) 

Best Director

  • Thomas VinterbergAnother Round
  • David FincherMank 
  • Lee Isaac ChungMinari 
  • Chloé ZhaoNomadland
  • Emerald FennellPromising Young Woman 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Riz AhmedSound of Metal 
  • Chadwick BosemanMa Rainey’s Black Bottom 
  • Anthony HopkinsThe Father 
  • Gary OldmanMank 
  • Steven YeunMinari 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola DavisMa Rainey’s Black Bottom 
  • Andra DayThe United States v. Billie Holiday 
  • Vanessa KirbyPieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormandNomadland 
  • Carey MulliganPromising Young Woman 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sacha Baron CohenThe Trial of the Chicago 7 
  • Daniel KaluuyaJudas and the Black Messiah 
  • Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami 
  • Paul RaciSound of Metal
  • Lakeith StanfieldJudas and the Black Messiah

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maria BakalovaBorat Subsequent Moviefilm 
  • Glenn CloseHillbilly Elegy 
  • Olivia ColmanThe Father 
  • Amanda SeyfriedMank 
  • Yuh-jung YounMinari 

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Onward – (Pixar) 
  • Over the Moon – (Netflix) 
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix) 
  • Soul – (Pixar) 
  • Wolfwalkers – (Apple TV Plus/GKIDS) 

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Nina Pedrad
  • The FatherChristopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
  • Nomadland Chloé Zhao 
  • One Night in Miami Kemp Powers 
  • The White TigerRamin Bahrani 

Best Original Screenplay

  • Judas and the Black Messiah – Screenplay by Will Berson, Shaka King; Story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas
  • MinariLee Isaac Chung 
  • Promising Young WomanEmerald Fennell 
  • Sound of Metal – Screenplay by Darius Marder, Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7Aaron Sorkin 

Best Original Song

  • Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah. Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
  • Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7. Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
  • Húsavík Eurovision Song Contest. Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson
  • “Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead. Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
  • Speak Now – One Night in Miami. Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Best Original Score

  • Da 5 BloodsTerence Blanchard 
  • MankTrent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • MinariEmile Mosseri
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard
  • SoulTrent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste 

Best Sound

  • GreyhoundWarren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
  • Mank – Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
  • News of the WorldOliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
  • SoulRen Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker
  • Sound of MetalNicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

Best Costume Design

  • EmmaAlexandra Byrne 
  • Mank – Trish Summerville 
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth 
  • MulanBina Daigeler 
  • Pinocchio – Massimo Cantini Parrini

Best Animated Short Film

  • Burrow – (Disney Plus/Pixar)
  • Genius Loci – (Kazak Productions) 
  • If Anything Happens I Love You – (Netflix) 
  • Opera – (Beasts and Natives Alike) 
  • Yes-People – (CAOZ hf. Hólamói) 

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • Feeling Through 
  • The Letter Room
  • The Present
  • Two Distant Strangers 
  • White Eye 

Best Cinematography

  • Judas and the Black MessiahSean Bobbitt 
  • Mank Erik Messerschmidt 
  • News of the World Dariusz Wolski 
  • Nomadland Joshua James Richards 
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7Phedon Papamichael 

Best Documentary Feature

  • Collective – (Magnolia Pictures and Participant) 
  • Crip Camp – (Netflix) 
  • The Mole Agent – (Gravitas Ventures) 
  • My Octopus Teacher – (Netflix) 
  • Time – (Amazon Studios) 

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Colette – (Time Travel Unlimited) 
  • A Concerto Is a Conversation – (Breakwater Studios) 
  • Do Not Split – (Field of Vision) 
  • Hunger Ward – (MTV Documentary Films)
  • A Love Song for Latasha – (Netflix) 

Best Film Editing

  • The FatherYorgos Lamprinos
  • NomadlandChloé Zhao 
  • Promising Young WomanFrédéric Thoraval 
  • Sound of MetalMikkel E.G. Nielsen 
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7Alan Baumgarten 

Best International Feature Film

  • Another Round – (Denmark) 
  • Better Days – (Hong Kong)
  • Collective – (Romania) 
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin – (Tunisia)
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • EmmaMarese Langan, Laura Allen, Claudia Stolze
  • Hillbilly ElegyEryn Krueger Mekash, Patricia Dehaney, Matthew Mungle 
  • Ma Rainey’s Black BottomSergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson
  • Mank Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams, Colleen LaBaff
  • PinocchioMark Coulier, Dalia Colli, Francesco Pegoretti

Best Production Design

  • The FatherProduction Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom  Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton
  • Mank – Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
  • News of the World –  Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
  • Tenet – Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Best Visual Effects

  • Love and Monsters  Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox 
  • The Midnight Sky Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins
  • Mulan – Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram
  • The One and Only Ivan Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez
  • Tenet Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher