Saturday, February 25, 2017

Oscars 2017: A look at how many Oscars Disney movies won over the years

The Academy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 and with Walt Disney releases up for nine nominations, we thought it would be a good time to review how good Oscar has been to Disney.

Walt Disney holds the record for the number of Academy Award nominations with 59, and the number of wins with 26. His last, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, was awarded posthumously. The award, according to the Academy, is voted by the Academy’s Board of Governors and is presented to “creative producers whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production.”

Since Walt's death in 1966, Walt Disney Productions has won nearly three dozen more additional statuettes.

Here's a list, of all the Oscars won by Walt Disney Productions and Pixar:

"Flowers and Trees" (1932) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Three Little Pigs" (1933) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"The Tortoise and the Hare" (1935) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Three Orphan Kittens" (1935) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"The Country Cousin" (1936) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"The Old Mill" (1937) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) did not win an Oscar but was nominated for Best Score. A Special Award was presented to Disney to recognize special achievement. He was given one statuette and seven miniature statuettes.

"Ferdinand the Bull" (1938) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Ugly Duckling" (1939) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Pinocchio" (1940) - Best Score and Best Song ("When You Wish Upon a Star")

"Fantasia" (1940) is another movie that did not win any Oscars. It was not even nominated. But special awards were presented "For their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia" and "for their unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney's production Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form."

"Lend a Paw" (1941) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Dumbo" (1941) - Best Score

"Der Fuehrer's Face" (1942) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Song of the South" (1946) - Best Song --"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" -- and James Baskett received an honorary award for "his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world."

"Seal Island" (1948) - Best Short Subject

"Beaver Valley" (1950) - Best Short Subject

"Nature's Half Acre" (1951) - Best Short Subject

"Water Birds" (1952) - Best Short Subject

"Bear Country" (1953) - Best Short Subject

"Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom" (1953) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"The Alaskan Eskimo" (1953) - Best Documentary, Short Subjects

"The Living Desert" (1953) - Best Documentary, Features

"The Vanishing Prairie" (1954) - Best Documentary, Features

"Men Against the Arctic" (1955) - Best Documentary, Short Subjects

"Grand Canyon" (1958) - Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects

"Mary Poppins" (1964) - Best Actress, Julie Andrews, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Song --"Chim Chim Cher-ee" -- and Best Score.

"Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" (1968) - Best Short Subject, Cartoons

"Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) - Best visual Effects

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) - Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing and Special Recognition

"The Little Mermaid" (1989) - Best Score and Best Song -- "Under the Sea."

"Beauty and the Beast" (1991) - Best Score and Best Song -- "Beauty and the Beast."

"Aladdin" (1992) - Best Score and Best Song -- "A Whole New World."

"The Lion King" (1994) - Best Score and Best Song -- "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."

"Pocahontas" (1995) - Best Score and Best Song -- "Colors of the Wind."

"Toy Story" (1995) - Special Recognition

"Tarzan" (1999) - Best Song -- "You'll Be In My Heart."

"Monsters Inc" (2001) - Best Song -- "If I Didn't Have You."

"Finding Nemo" (2003) - Best Animated Feature

"The Incredibles" (2004) - Best Animated Feature and Best Sound Editing

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (2005) - Best Makeup

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006) - Best Visual Effects

"Ratatouille" (2007) - Best Animated Feature

"WALL-E" (2008) - Best Animated Feature

"Up" (2009) - Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score

"Toy Story 3" (2010) - Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song -- "We Belong Together."

"Alice in Wonderland" (2010) - Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design

"Muppets" (2011) - Best Original Song

"Brave" (2012) - Best Animated Feature

"Paperman" (2012) - Best Animated Short Film

"Frozen" (2013) - Best Animated Feature

"Frozen" (2013) - Best Original Song -- "Let it Go"

"Big Hero 6" (2014) - Best Animated Feature

"Feast" (2014) - Best Animated Short

"Inside Out" (2015) - Best Animated Feature

"Bridge of Spies" (2015) - Best Actor in Supporting Role

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