Brave, Paperman win animation Oscars
Los Angeles: The story of a high-spirited Scottish princess in Brave charmed the Academy voters to win the coveted golden statuette in the best animated feature film category while the love story of a young office worker won the best animated short film Oscar.
Directed by Mark Andrews, Brave defeated veteran Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, Sam Fell and Chris Butler's ParaNorman, Peter Lord's The Pirates! Band of Misfits and Rich Moore's Wreck-It Ralph.
The movie follows the story of Merida, a high-spirited Scottish princess who resists her mother's efforts to transform her into a more ladylike young woman.
Faced with an arranged marriage she doesn't want, Merida runs away into the forest, where she encounters a witch who teaches her a dangerous spell.
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Andrews as he was previously nominated for One Man Band in 2005.
On the other hand Paperman, is about a young man working in an office who desperately tries to attract the attention of a girl in the building across the street.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for director John Kahrs.