Tuesday 4 March 2014

Frozen Wins Two Oscars! Mr. Hublot and Gravity Also Take Home Awards

(L-R) Producer Peter del Vecho, and directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck,
accepting the Best Animated Feature Oscar on Sunday night.

It's been a big few days for Frozen: it's just became only the second animated film ever to pass a billion dollars at the worldwide box-office, and, immediately after that news, it won two Academy Awards at Sunday's Oscars! More below.

The film has seemed to be a lock to take home the Best Animated Feature gong for a while now, and, sure enough, it beat out The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine and The Wind Rises to take home Walt Disney Animation Studios' first ever Oscar in the category. It's a marvellous achievement, and a very well-deserved one, given that it was the Disney Studio, after all, that essentially started off American feature animation. It's also another great accomplishment for the once again on-top studio!

The film took home another award, as expected, with husband-wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (pictured below) taking home the Best Original Song prize for "Let It Go." The win makes Robert Lopez the twelfth ever EGOT (that's Emmys-Golden Globes-Oscars-Tonys) winner! He and wife Kristen delivered a funny, suitably lyrical, acceptance speech.

Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
accepting their Oscar for "Let It Go."

Below, check out Idina Menzel's (whose name, apparently, John Travolta cannot pronounce) roof-blowing-off performance of the now Oscar-winning song live at the event last night (via Time).

The only downside to the night for Disney was that their Frozen-attached Mickey Mouse short, Get a Horse!, didn't win in the Best Animated Short Film Category. Rather, the award went to the also superb Mr. Hublot.

The CGI-heavy Gravity won 7 awards, chiefly of interest to us being the Best Visual Effects award. The British VFX house Framestore provided the astonishing - Oscar-winning - visual effects for the film (which also won Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón).

Massive congratulations to all of the very deserving winners! Check out the full list of winners here.

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