Only Three Nominations for Best Animated Feature

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Disqualification of one movie leads to shrinking number of nominations

Luc Besson's Arthur and the Invisibles has been disqualified from the list of films eligible to be nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Animated Feature Film. "Les Invisibles" was disqualified because animation accounted for less than 75% of the film's running time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) requires that, to be eligible for the Best Animated Feature award, films must be more than 75% animated. Arthur and the Invisibles was a mixture of live-action and 3D CG.

As a result of the disqualification, only 15 titles are eligible to be nominated. According to AMPAS rules, 5 movies will be nominated if there are 16 or more that are eligible, and only 3 will be nominated if there are less than 16 eligible. There must be at least 8 movies eligible in order for the award to be given out.

Satoshi Kon's Paprika is one of the remaining 15 films eligible to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. The other 14 are: Cars, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Happy Feet, Over the Hedge, The Ant Bully, Barnyard, Curious George, Everyone's Hero, Flushed Away, Monster House, Open Season, Paprika, Renaissance, A Scanner Darkly and The Wild. . The nominations will be announced on January 23rd, and the winners will be announced on February 25.

Thanks to Daniel for pointing this out.

Source: Cartoon Brew

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