CNN posted an interview with veteran actor Ed Asner wherein he discusses his role as Carl Fredricksen in the Academy Award-nominated UP.
Here's a sample...
On whether or not UP should have gotten its nod for Best Picture:
"What is the final product? It is a movie. What is the quality of that movie and why shouldn't it be made to be equal among equals? ... In the same way you can put "Avatar" up there with "Hurt Locker," how much difference is there putting up "Up" against "Hurt Locker"?"