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January 22, 2008 – Pixar’s Ratatouille Receives Five Academy Award Nominations

“Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.”

On January 22, 2008, the nominations for the 80th Academy Awards were announced. Pixar’s eighth animated feature Ratatouille wound up with five nominations: Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Animated feature. With these five nominations, Ratatouille held the record for most nominations for a computer animated feature film; this record would be surpassed later in 2008 by WALL-E, earning six nominations. In the end, Ratatouille would go on to win only one Academy Award: Best Animated Feature.

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