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Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences

posted on 2001-11-02 18:38 EST
13 entries for "Best Animated Feature Film" received, Blood: The Last Vampire does not qualify.

Source: Animation Magazine

The Academy of Motion Pictures has received 13 entries into the "Best Animated Feature Film" category of this years Academy Awards (Oscars).

The deadline for submitting entries was November 1st, and it is now up to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch of the Academy to review the entries and determine which ones are eligible for competition. The eligible entries will then be passed on to the Board of Govenors prior to December 11th, after which they will be reviewed by the members of the Academy and nomination made from the qualifying films.

Academy representative John Pavlik informed ANN that the 13 entries would not be made public and that the public would have to wait until December 12th to learn the list of eligible entries.

The academy has decided to set the minimum allowed running time for an entry at 70 minutes, eliminating Anime hopefull Blood: The Last Vampire, which has already won numerous awards such as Best Feature Film at the 2001 World Animation Celebration. Blood would have been eligible if teh Academy had decided to set teh minimum running time at 40 minutes as is the case with live action.

There will only be an award for Best Animated Feature if a minimum 8 of the 13 entries are eligible. When asked by AM if he thought there would be an award for Best Animated Feature Mr. Pavlik responded, "I'd be willing to put a lot of money on it."

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