Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Feb 12: It's Nice Just To Be Nominated

On this day in 1951, Disney's 1950 animated feature Cinderella was nominated for 3 Academy Awards!
The nominations included:
Best Music, Original Song (for "Bibbidy-Bobbidi-Boo" written by Mack David, Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston)
Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Oliver Wallace & Paul J. Smith)
Best Sound, Recording (Walt Disney Studio Sound Department)
Unfortunately when the 1950 Academy Awards were given out (on March 29, 1951), Disney was beat out in all three categories. The song "Mona Lisa" from the feature Captain Carey took home the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song. Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens won Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture for their work on Annie Get Your Gun. Twentieth Century-Fox Studio Sound won Best Sound, Recording for their work on the feature All About Eve.

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