Just received this e-mail sent via BlackBerry by an Oscars voter: "Attended the 'family' screening of 'Toy Story 3' at AMPAS this morning. It was probably the most crowded screening at AMPAS this year (plus there will be another screening of the film at the theater Sunday eve for adult members only). The movie is a shoo-in for a best picture nomination and will likely win best animated feature. Laughter throughout with two big rounds of applause at the end credits. Sniffling could be heard at end, reminding me of last year's 'Up.' "
Both the original "Toy Story" (1995) and the equally successful sequel, "Toy Story 2" (1999), predated the separate animated feature race at the Oscars. "Toy Story" contended for best original screenplay ("The Usual Suspects" won) as well as song and musical/comedy score ("Pocahontas" won both awards), and the sequel also had a song contender ("You'll Be in My Heart" from "Tarzan" won).
Will critically acclaimed 'Toy Story 3' win over Oscars too?
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