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Plot, Details & Awards

UP

(2009)

Rated PG for some peril and action.

PG In Theaters 05/29/2009 , 89min.
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Plot & Details

A feisty septuagenarian teams with a fearless wilderness ranger to do battle with a vicious band of beasts and villains in this computer-animated adventure scripted by Pixar veteran Bob Peterson and co-directed by Peterson and Monsters, Inc. director Peter Docter. Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking flight. But Carl isn't alone on his once-in-a-lifetime journey, because stowed away on his front porch is an excitable eight-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. Later, as the house touches down on the world's second largest continent, Carl and his unlikely traveling companion step outside to discover that not only is their new front lawn considerably larger, but that the predators therein are much more ferocious than anything they ever faced back home.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Animated Feature Pete Docter Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Pete Docter Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Michael Silvers Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Tom Myers Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Michael Giacchino Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Jonas Rivera Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Bob Peterson Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Bob Peterson Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Animated Feature Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Pete Docter Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael Silvers Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Tom Myers Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Michael Giacchino Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael Semanick Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Michael Giacchino Won
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Animated Feature Won

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Animated Feature Kevin Nolting Nominated

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Austin Film Critics Best Original Score Michael Giacchino Won
2009 Austin Film Critics Best Animated Feature Won

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Animated Feature Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Bob Peterson Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Animated Feature Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Pete Docter Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael Silvers Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Tom Myers Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Michael Giacchino Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael Semanick Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Animated Feature Won

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Pete Docter Won
2009 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Picture Won
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