Wyckoff Native Nabs Academy Award Nomination

Screenwriter is up for 'Best Animated Feature Film.'

A screenwriter from Wyckoff might win an Oscar.

Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards.

Up for Best Animated Feature Film is The Croods, a Dreamworks 3D animated movie about a prehistoric family who ventures out of their cave home to confront new inventions, like fire.

Kirk DeMicco – a Sicomac Elementary School, Eisenhower Middle School and Ramapo High School grad – wrote the movie, and will receive the Oscar along with its cowriter and producer if the film wins.

The Croods was a big financial success for Dreamworks, and DeMicco even returned to Bergen  County last year for a prescreening event when the film came out.

But for the Academy Award, DeMicco has got some stiff competition. Also nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film Category are Despicable Me 2, Frozen, The Wind Rises, and Ernest & Celestine.

The 86th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC on Sunday, March 2, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. See the full list of nominees here.


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