Oscar Nomination For The Pirates!

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists
(also known as The Pirates! Band Of Misfits) has received an nomination for Best Animated Feature in the 2013 Oscars. The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced in Hollywood today by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone.

David Tennant provides the voice of Charles Darwin in the animated feature film by Aardman and Sony Pictures. The film also stars Hugh Grant as the Pirate Captain and Martin Freeman as the Pirate With Scarf. The director was Peter Lord, who has previously been nominated for animated shorts Wat's Pig and Adam.

All five nominees in the category are as follows:


  • Brave - Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • Frankenweenie - Tim Burton
  • ParaNorman - Sam Fell and Chris Butler
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Peter Lord
  • Wreck-It Ralph - Rich Moore
About the film:
The Pirate Captain leads a band of buccaneers who remain fiercely loyal to him despite his shortcomings as a raider and pillager.  Facing stiff competition from more successful high seas brigands, the Captain is nevertheless determined to capture the prestigious Pirate of the Year award. 

The winners will be announced on February 24th in a ceremony hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will also include a special tribute to fifty years of James Bond movies.