Hugo Guinness Is Nominated for an Oscar

Hugo Guinness.

Hugo Guinness.

Nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were released today and among the nine nods for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is a nomination for best original screenplay, credited to Anderson and the artist Hugo Guinness.

This is not the first time Guinnessbest known for his black-and-white block printshas collaborated with Anderson. His artwork is included in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), and he additionally provided the voice of Nathan Bunce in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).

It is, however, his first story collaboration with Anderson and his first Oscar nomination. The 87th Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 22nd at 7 p.m. EST on ABC.

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