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Technicalities Ruin Animes' Chance at an Oscar

posted on 2001-12-13 14:04 EST
Deemed ineligable on technicalities, Jin-Roh and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust fail to qualify for Animated Feature Oscar Nominations.

Anime News Network spoke with representatives from Urban Vision and Bandai Entertainment today, concerning the recently-announced Animated Feature Oscar list.

Urban Vision's "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust" and Bandai's "Jin-Roh" failed to qualify for Oscars due to technicalities.

Missing paperwork, specifically the paperwork for Best Picture, disqualified Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. The missing papers were, apparently, never received (and thus, never filed) by Urban Vision. The representative said that a small statement should be released within the next week, concerning Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.

Jin-Roh suffered a case of bad timing, as its world-wide theatrical premiere occured in December 1999 in France. The Academy Awards Rules state:

"A picture first theatrically exhibited outside the U.S. prior to the Los Angeles qualifying run shall be eligible for submission provided the prior exhibition takes place in a commercial motion picture theater after January 1, 2000..."

If you're curious about what made the cut, read our previous article on the accepted nominees.

This article has a follow-up: Bloodlust makes Oscar cut (2002-01-07 23:53)

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