Over the history of film, we have seen a good number of basketball movies and basketball stars in movies. But Kobe Bryant may have just come closest to bringing home an Oscar than any of his predecessors in the film industry.
Bryant, along with Glen Keane, received an Oscar nomination for his short film, Dear Basketball. The animated telling of Bryant’s poem by the same name was one of five animated short films to receive a nomination in the Animated Short category Tuesday morning.
What?? This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that the @TheAcademy deemed #DearBasketball worthy of contention. Thanks to the genius of @GlenKeanePrd & John Williams for taking my poem to this level. It's an honor to be on this team. #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/M2joyk9D1V— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 23, 2018