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Bloodlust makes Oscar cut

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Academy of Motion Pictures reconsiders eligibility of Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

According to a press release issued by Urban Vision Entertainment today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision on Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust's eligibility for nomination for an Academy Award in the the Best Animated Feature Film category.

The Academy originally denied Bloodlust's eligibility because Urban Vision failed to submit the film for consideration for the "Best Feature Film" category. Academy regulations require that any movie submitted to the Best Animated Feature Film category also be submitted to the Best Feature Film category. Unaware of this regulation, Urban Vision saw no reason to submit Bloodlust to the Best Feature category.

After the Academy informed Urban Vision that Bloodlust was rejected, and why it was rejected, Urban Vision appealed to the Academy to reverse the decision.

Urban Vision's press release:

As of December 12, 2001 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was denied Academy consideration for the category of Best Animated Feature Film. Upon subsequent review, the Academy has decided to allow eligibility for award consideration to Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. The film will participate with the nine other eligible films in the Academy screening process for the Best Animated Feature Film Category.

For clarity, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust has been found to be eligible for nomination for an Academy Award in the Best Animated Feature Film Category. Bloodlust has not yet been nominated, the final nominees will be announced by the Academy at a later date.

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