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Spirited Away Eligible for Oscar

posted on 2002-12-11 20:19 EST
Spirited Away among 17 films eligible for the Best Animated Feature Film Award

17 Animated films have been deemd eligible to win the Academy Award for best Animated Feature Film, of these 17 films, a maximum of 5 can be nominated for the award. Nominations will be announced on February 11th, 2003 while the awards will be announced and presented on March 23rd.

In other news (source: Anime News Service), today's Hollywood Reporter has an FYC (For your consideration) ad for Spirited Away that requests the Academy consider the film for Best Director(Hayao Miyazaki), Best Original Score(Joe Hisaishi), and Best Screen Play(Hayao Miyazaki and others). These are global categories not limited to animation in any way.

The films eligible for the Animated Feature Film award are:
"Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights"
"Alibaba & the Forty Thieves"
"Eden"
"El bosque animado (The Living Forest)"
"Hey Arnold! The Movie"
"Ice Age"
"Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie"
"Lilo & Stitch"
"Mutant Aliens"
"The Powerpuff Girls Movie"
"The Princess and the Pea"
"Return to Never Land"
"Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron"
"Spirited Away"
"Stuart Little 2"
"Treasure Planet"
"The Wild Thornberrys Movie"

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