Monday, February 28, 2011

Shaun Tan at the Oscars

This morning on the news there is a lot of talk about the Oscars that are starting in a few hours. Lots of of talk about The King's Speech (amazing movie), about the chances of the Australian nominations in the big categories and what their chances are of winning (Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush and Jackie Weaver), but so far there hasn't been a lot of talk about the category that I really have my finger's crossed for.

I have been a big fan of Shaun Tan for a few years now, so when it was announced that his adaptation of his book, The Lost Thing, had been nominated for an Oscar, it was a very exciting moment! While I am interested in those categories I will cheer very loudly if the names that are called out for the Short Film (Animated) Oscar are Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann.


Woo-hoo! Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann won their category! So exciting!

Here's the trailer for The Lost Thing. 


  1. This looks intriguing - not my usual kind of film but I'll definitely keep an eye out for it I think. Although, I always try to read the book first so perhaps I'll keep an eye out for the paperback version first! Good luck Shaun Tan!

  2. And I'm sure you'll be whooping with joy!

  3. I definitely was Suzie!

    Book Gatherer, have you read any of his books before? I highly recommend The Arrival as an introduction to his work.

  4. I was shouting and cheering along with you!!!

  5. "The Lost Thing" looks phenomenal! I must see that!

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Marg. Just last week I added Shaun Tan's Tales from Outer Suburbia to my To-Be-Read list. I'm even more anxious to read it now.

  6. I know nothing about the Oscars. I was out when they were on and haven't even looked anything up yet!

  7. I really hope this opens up more chances for him. His work is uniquely Australian.

  8. Oh, I missed your posting on this. I was thrilled too ... he's a very impressive man and it's great to see him gaining such recognition. But, didn't you love the long and short of Sean and Andrew at the podium!

  9. I was so excited that Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann won! I can't wait to read The Lost Thing.



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