Pete Docter's Pixar enchantment, the one about the old guy and his floating house, is just the second animated feature in Oscar history (after Disney's Beauty and the Beast) to grab a Best Picture nomination. It also earned citations for Original Screenplay, Sound Editing and Score, which proves how much the Academy members admire the movie and how seriously they take its chances to be a top contender. But the one other category in which it was nominated, Animated Feature, gives the Academy an out. Up can be voted the very best of its kind, just not the best of all kinds.
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