Walt Disney Studios Receive Eight Academy Award Nominations

The Academy Award nominations are out and the Walt Disney Studios earned a total of eight nominations.

While early Oscar favorites Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson didn’t get nominated for their roles at Walt Disney and P.L. Travers, their film Saving Mr. Banks did get nominated for Best Original Score.

Pixar’s Monsters University was absent from the list of Best Animated Feature Films, but Disney’s monstrous hit Frozen was nominated as was The Wind Rises which is being distributed in the United States by Disney.

Those two films are up against The Croods, Despicable Me 2, and Ernest & Celestine.

Frozen’s can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head anthem “Let it Go” was nominated for Best Original Song, and the animated short Get a Horse! was nominated for Best Animated Short.

Hanks and Thompson were mentioned early on as favorites for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress contenders for their roles in Saving Mr. Banks, but it seems Academy voters had other plans. The film was also shut out of the Best Picture and Screenplay categories.

Surprisingly – considering its dismal box office performance – Disney’s The Lone Ranger managed to get two nominations, one for Best Visual Effects and One for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Box office smash Iron Man 3 also received a nomination for Best Visual Effects.

The full list of nominations for the Walt Disney Studios includes:

Best Original Song: “Let it Go” from Frozen

Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

Best Animated Feature Film: The Wind Rises

Best Animated Short: Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullen and Dorothy McKim)

Best Original Score: Saving Mr. Banks (Thomas Newman)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Lone Ranger (Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny)

Best Visual Effects: Iron Man 3

Best Visual Effects: The Lone Ranger

The 86th Annual Academy Awards air Sunday, March 2 on ABC. This year’s show will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.