Manx illustrator Juan Moore, who spent 18 months working on the animation Chico and Rita, has described its Oscar nomination as “mind blowing”.
Mr Moore said he found out when he received an email from the film’s production manager Daryl Shute.
During its production Mr Moore was one of 10 animators from the Isle of Man who were employed on the film. Some of his work can be seen here.
Chico and Rita is up against four other films: A Cat in Paris, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots and Rango.