The legendary British actor, Sir Christopher Lee, has passed away on June 7. Sir Christopher Lee (1922-2015) was known for his roles in many films including various Dracula films, Jinnah, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Return to Witch Mountain, Star Wars: Episode II, and Star Wars: Episode III. Arguably, his most famous role was that of Saruman in the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.
In terms of animation, he lent his voice to various characters including the CGI Jabberwocky in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland,
Count Dooku in Star Wars: The Clone Wars,
Pastor Galswells in Corpse Bride,
and King Haggard in The Last Unicorn.
He shall greatly be missed!
Well, it’s that time again: OSCARS TIME!!!! The nominations have been announced and can all be found here. But, I’ll just list the animated films nominations below:
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
– Big Hero 6
– The Boxtrolls
– How to Train Your Dragon 2
– Song of the Sea
– The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
– The Bigger Picture
– The Dam Keeper
– Me and My Moulton
– A Single Life
Let me just say that I (along with many other people) am SHOCKED that The LEGO Movie wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Feature Film! What the heck?!!!!
I’m also surprised that Glen Keane’s Duet wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Short Film!
What do you all think of these nominations? What do you think about the other categories? Let me know what you predict will win in the comments below! I’ll post my Oscars predictions in a few weeks.