I have thoroughly been enjoying the afterglow of Pixar winning the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar for Brave this week! There have been a lot of great photos and tweets since Sunday; for a good recap I'd check out The Pixar Post's blog which has some of these photos, video of Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman after winning the award and a video of Mark Andrews and Katherine Sarafian bringing the award to the studio! I am especially happy for Brenda Chapman - 2012 was a great year for animation, and all of the films up for the Oscar were worthy of the award. That Brave came out on top shows that the story, a personal and heartfelt one, resonated with the voters, and I'm so glad it's getting the recognition it deserves. Brenda and the entire crew of the film spent the better part of the last 8 years putting all of their effort into making this film, and they should be proud of the awesome job they did.
The Academy Awards are handed out this time of every year, and exactly 2 years ago today (probably close to the time that I am writing this article), it was Lee Unkrich's turn, winning the Oscar for Toy Story 3. Lee had some great tweets and photos of the event, I especially liked the "strange guy in my bed" picture! You can check out all the awards Toy Story 3 was awarded on its wiki page, as you can for Brave.