BURBANK, Calif. -The Walt Disney Company today received an industry-leading 24 Oscar® nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including five nominations each for Miramax’s Amelie and In the Bedroom, and four nominations each for Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group’s Pearl Harbor and the Disney/Pixar animated hit Monsters, Inc., which received more nominations than any other animated film this year. Miramax received a total of 15 nominations – the most for any studio — with Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group garnering nine.
Nominations for Amelie represented the most for a foreign language film this year, and included Best Foreign Language Film and Achievement in Art Direction, Sound and Cinematography. Miramax has received 20 Best Foreign Language Film nominations in the past years.
Nominations for In the Bedroom included Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, as well as Best Picture, tying the record in that category with nominations over ten consecutive years.
Monsters, Inc. was nominated in the Best Feature Animation category, the first new Oscar® category in two decades, as well as for Best Original Score, Best Song and Best Sound Editing. Categories in which Pearl Harborwas nominated included Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects and Original Song.
“Today’s nominations are both gratifying and extraordinary for Disney and Miramax,” said Disney Chairman and CEO Michael D. Eisner. “They are a tribute to the dedication, hard work and creative vision of the talented people at The Walt Disney Studios, Miramax and throughout The Walt Disney Company, as well as at Pixar, with whom we are proud to be partners. They have my highest respect and deepest appreciation.
“The recognition our studios are receiving today underscores our belief that by consistently producing great content, we create great brands for consumers and tremendous shareholder value for our company’s owners.”
Touchstone Pictures’ The Royal Tenenbaums also was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Miramax’s Iris received three nominations, including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. The studio also received nominations for Bridget Jones’s Diary (Best Actress) and Kate and Leopold (Original Song).
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Tom Wilkinson in “In the Bedroom” (Miramax)
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jim Broadbent in “Iris” (Miramax)
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judi Dench in “Iris” (Miramax)
Sissy Spacek in “In the Bedroom” (Miramax)
Renée Zellweger in “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (Miramax/Universal/StudioCanal)
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Marisa Tomei in “In the Bedroom” (Miramax)
Kate Winslet in “Iris” (Miramax)
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR
“Monsters, Inc.” (Buena Vista)
ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
“Amélie” (Miramax Zoë) – Art Direction: Aline Bonetto/Set Decoration: Marie-Laure Valla
ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
“Amélie” (Miramax Zoë) – Bruno Delbonnel
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC IN CONNECTION WITH MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Monsters, Inc.” (Buena Vista) – Randy Newman
ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC IN CONNECTION WITH MOTION PICTURES (ORIGINAL SONG)
“If I Didn’t Have You” from “Monsters, Inc.” (Buena Vista) – Music and Lyric: Randy Newman
“There You’ll Be” from “Pearl Harbor” (Buena Vista) – Music and Lyric: Diane Warren
“Until” from “Kate & Leopold” (Miramax) – Music and Lyric: Sting
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
“In the Bedroom” (Miramax) – Graham Leader, Ross Katz and Todd Field, Producers
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND
“Amélie” (Miramax Zoë) – Vincent Arnardi, Buillaume Leriche and Jean Umansky
“Pearl Harbor” (Buena Vista) – Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin
ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
“Monsters, Inc.” (Buena Vista) – Gary Rydstrom and Michael Silvers
“Pearl Harbor” (Buena Vista) – George Watters II and Christopher Boyes
ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
“Pearl Harbor” (Buena Vista) – Eric Brevig, John Frazier, Ed Hirsh and Ben Snow
SCREENPLAY BASED ON MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED
“In the Bedroom” (Miramax) – Screenplay by Rob Festinger and Todd Field
SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN
“Amélie” (Miramax/Zoë) – Screenplay by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
“The Royal Tenenbaums” (Buena Vista) – Written by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson