Ratatouille garners 5 Oscar nominations


MUMBAI: Ratatouille, the computer-animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, has received five Academy Award nominations, the most ever for a Disney/Pixar film.

The film is nominee for Best Animated Feature Film and has earned Oscar-winning director Brad Bird a second nomination in the Original Screenplay category. Bird had previously been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for his work on The Incredibles.

Ratatouille also received nominations for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for composer Michael Giacchino; Achievement in Sound Editing (Randy Thom and Michael Silvers); and Achievement in Sound Mixing (Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane).

Bird said, “It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Academy and I’m incredibly proud of all the artists and technical geniuses at Pixar who helped to make it such a wonderful experience… Ratatouille was a very special challenge for me, and I am enormously pleased and grateful that it has struck a chord with audiences, critics and Academy members.”