Wow – what a crazy day this has been! My short film “No Time for Nuts” was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Animated Short film category! It’s been non-stop emails and phone calls all day, and the support has been overwhelming.

Chris Renaud and I were all smiles today, and there were plenty of pats on the back, hugs and hand shakes from our co-workers at Blue Sky, most of whom poured a lot of blood, sweat and tears into making the film with us. It’s nice to see their hard work gets such great recognition and positive feedback!

Of the other candidates, my favorite film is “The Danish Poet”; it’s such a great story with simple, sweet animation. If we don’t win, I’m really hoping that film takes it!

I did a quick interview today for my hometown newspaper, and the reporter had obviously been to my website, which was horribly out of date (he read on my site that I was going to be a dad – “actually, that was almost two years ago, we’re expecting our second kid about 3 days before the Oscars!”), so I felt like I should put some more recent info up on the site, hence this new Blogger page. I’ll get my demo reels and stuff up soon, along with whatever else I can dig up, scan or find that might be of interest to people!

~ by mthurmeier on January 24, 2007.

One Response to “Nominated!”

  1. Congrats on the nomination! You guys did a bang up job on the short….very funny..very well done.

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