‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Take Top VFX and Toon Oscars ...
It was a big night for Frozen at the 86th annual Academy Awards, as the smash-hit CG musical became the first Disney feature to win the Best Animated Oscar since the category was inaugurated in 2001. Directed by Jennifer Lee, who also wrote the screenplay, and Chris Buck, the movie also took home the Best Original Song trophy. “Let It Go,” as performed by Idina Menzel, offered not only one of the highlights of the March 2 ceremony, but also created an instant meme when John Travolta fumbled her introduction by calling her “Adele Menzeen.” The honor also saw songwriter Robert Lopez, who wrote the song with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, become the youngest member of the EGOT club — winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The Best Animated Short category had heavily favored Disney’s Get A Horse going into the ceremony, but the honor went to the French short Mr. Hublot. On the visual effects front, Gravity ran away with it, as expected. The win for visual effects supervisor Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk and Neil Corbould was one of seven wins for the film for the night.
Peter Del Vecho, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck accept the Oscar for Best Animated
Feature for Disney’s Frozen at the 86th annual Academy Awards, held March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Frozen is the first Disney feature to win the category.