With the 88th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) airing this Sunday evening, Kickstarter joined in on the event’s festivities by celebrating crowdfunding creators that have been nominated.
The famous portal revealed that since 2011 at least one Kickstarter-funded film has been nominated for an Oscar each year — including one win in 2013 for Inocente, which took home a statue for Best Documentary Short.
“This year, we’re rooting for the incredible works of three Kickstarter creators who have made the coveted cut. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Anomalisa, which was funded on Kickstarter with the help of 5,770 backers, is nominated for Best Animated Feature, while Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow, now available on Blu-ray thanks to 4,478 passionate fans, is nominated for Best Animated Short. We’re also singing the praises of “Manta Ray” by J. Ralph and Anonhi (formerly known as Antony Hegarty), which is nominated for Best Original Song. “Manta Ray” appeared in the film Racing Extinction — which was titled The Heist when 1,086 backers helped bring it to life.”
Check out the creators nominated below.
World of Tomorrow, Nominated for Best Animated Short
Anomalisa, Nominated for Best Animated Feature
Racing Extinction, “Manta Ray” Nominated for Best Original Song
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