“Sausage Party” Trying For Oscar Nominations

Think “Sausage Party” was too silly or too adult a film to have any serious awards recognition? Think again.

Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman says the studio has plans for a big awards push for the critically well-regarded R-rated animated comedy, one that goes beyond just the Best Animated Feature category. He tells THR: “Academy members are way smarter and more forward thinking than people realise. They want to recognise bold, original, risky breakthroughs, and that’s what Sausage Party is, however subversive. Plus, it’s just plain cool.”

Rogen, who voiced a character in the film and developed the concept, adds: “We’ve never been this passionate about a film and we’re thrilled to enter uncharted territory. It’s rare you really get to break new ground, and we hope that people view it as a good thing for the medium.”

“Sausage Party” earned a worldwide gross of $135.3 million on a budget of $19 million.