4 Mormons Who Won Academy Awards


4 Mormons Who Won Academy Awards

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An American Tail (1986)—an animated film directed by Church member Don Bluth—was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Music, Original Song” for the song “Somewhere Out There.” At the time of its release, it was the highest-grossing non-Disney animated film ever.

At the 30th Grammy Awards, the song won awards for “Song of the Year” and “Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.” It was also nominated for “Best Original Song” at the Golden Globe Awards.

4 Mormons Who Won Academy Awards

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Don Bluth is perhaps the biggest name in feature-length animation since Walt Disney. His other films include The Rescuers (1977), Pete's Dragon (1977), The Secret of NIMH (1982), The Land Before Time (1988), and All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989). Bluth served a mission to Argentina and graduated from BYU.

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