Saturday, July 4, 2020

Lindsay Ellis makes a mistake???

I was watching this video by Lindsay Ellis about Beauty and the Beast and Stockholm Syndrome.  At the 42-second mark she says "it's the only animated film ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and this is back when they had only five nominees."  I'm pretty sure she plum forgot about Up (which was nominated for Best Picture in 2010) and Toy Story 3 (which was nominated for Best Picture in 2011).  For a few minutes I wondered if maybe she didn't count those two because they weren't "animated" in the same way Beauty and the Beast was animated.  (They were made with computers and whatnot.)  However, both Up and Toy Story 3 were also nominated for Best Animated Feature in their respective years, so I don't think it's a semantics issue.

YouTube commenter Fafhrd42 called attention to this oversight, writing: "Nitpick, and arguably off-topic, but: Beauty and the Beast was the FIRST animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. Not ONLY. "Up" in 2010, "Toy Story 3" in 2011."  His comment received 82 likes.

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