Disney Earns Nine Oscar Nominations

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Disney Releases Earn Nine Oscar Nominations

Disney Oscar Nominations 2017Nominations were announced for the 89th Oscars®, and Disney releases were honored in six categories, earning nine nods in all. Walt Disney Animation Studios received three nominations, including nods for Moana and Zootopia for best Animated Feature Film, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Jungle Book and Doctor Strange were all recognized for their innovative visual effects.

The Academy Award® nominees were announced via a live-streamed event that was broadcast around the globe. Lin-Manuel Miranda, currently filming Mary Poppins Returns for The Walt Disney Studios in London, enthused, “I spent a good chunk of my childhood memorizing Billy Crystal’s musical Oscar monologues, so this is insane. Seeing The Little Mermaid changed my life at 9 years old, so to work with its directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, on Moana has been a dream come true. I share this humbling honor with them, my Moana songwriting partners, Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, and the entire Disney family. Congratulations to all this morning’s incredible nominees. And future congratulations to the kids watching the telecast this year, singing along with their favorite songs, performing epic private concerts for the mirror with a comb or a toothbrush microphone. You’re next.”

Here is the full list of nominees from Disney releases:

Animated Feature Film
Moana
Zootopia

 Documentary (Feature)
O.J.: Made in America

Original Song
“How Far I’ll Go”—Moana

 Short Film (Animated)
Piper

Sound Mixing
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Visual Effects
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Doctor Strange

The awards will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 26. Jimmy Kimmel will host the live broadcast, which airs on ABC beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.