Composer Kevin Manthei was nominated for his music in Batman:Gotham Knight, a Warner Brothers feature animation. Kevin composes music for features, TV, & games. He has scored more than 50 games for every major publisher including many DreamWorks titles, including the Kung Fu Panda, game. Kevin was supported on the red carpet by his agent, Mike Rosen of Montana Artists.
Ben Burtt, the voice of Wall-E, joined Pixar Animation Studios as the sound designer on Disney-Pixars Wall-E. As sound designer & supervising editor of the original Star Wars Trilogy, he rejoined Lucas to supervise the sound work on the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. Ben won Academy Awards for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and Indiana Jones the Last Crusade.
Animator Bill Plympton on behalf of his studio, Bill Plympton Studio, which was nominated for Hot Dog as the best animated short subject. Bill may be best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short, Your Face.
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