February 10, 2008 – Ratatouille Wins the British Academy Film Award
“Ratatouille, an American-directed film about a Parisian culinary rat, won animated film.”
On February 10, 2008, the 61st British Academy Film Awards were held, honoring the best of film in 2007. Pixar’s critically acclaimed 8th animated feature Ratatouille was given the honor of Best Animated Feature, beating out Dreamworks’ Shrek the Third and 20th Century Fox’s The Simpsons Movie. This was one of several accolades that were given to the film, which had already won a Golden Globe and an Annie Award, and would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature two weeks later. Brad Lewis, the producer of the film, was on hand at the ceremony to collect the award.