Oscars 2012: ‘Rango’ wins for animated feature
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‘Rango,’ starring Johnny Depp and directed by Gore Verbinski, took home the animated featured Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards.
‘Rango,’ which follows the exploits of a city chameleon thrust into a life as a desert town’s sheriff, also includes the voice talents of Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Ned Beatty and Alfred Molina.
The film beat out a diverse animated field that included ‘A Cat in Paris,’ ‘Chico & Rita,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2' and ‘Puss in Boots.’
Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ winner of this year’s Golden Globe for animated feature, was not among the nominees for the Oscar.
The Academy Awards are taking place Sunday night in Hollywood and are being televised live on ABC. They are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose membership was recently examined in depth by the Los Angeles Times.
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— Jevon Phillips