The 2013 Academy Award nominees have been revealed and Wreck-It Ralph is on the ballot for Best Animated Feature. He’s facing tough competitors against Pixar’s Brave and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie; with ParaNorman and The Pirates! Band of Misfits rounding out the cat. We hope he can smash the competition and prove to everyone he’s earned the gold (there’s more meaning to that if you saw the movie). The film grossed over 300 million dollars and the hearts of many more.
Ralph joins Journey, nominated for a Grammy, as two forms of video game media (a film and soundtrack respectively) to lead games in a new direction. If both nominees bring home the hardware it will further prove how much video games have transformed from living room entertainment to works of art. The Grammy Awards air February 10, 2013 on CBS and the Oscars will broadcast on February 24, 2013 on ABC.