Large field eligible for animation Oscars
HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A field of 16 films from the United States and abroad have qualified for the animation category for the 79th annual Academy Awards.
The list includes current Hollywood releases such as "Happy Feet" and "Flushed Away" as well as "Cars," "Monster House," and "Over the Hedge."
Foreign qualifiers include "Paprika" and "Arthur and the Invisibles."
The large field means as many as five animated features could be formally nominated in January, the first time that has happened since 2002, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Me, I don't have a clue who will cop the gold statuette. If you go by box office gross, it would have to be "Cars" or "Ice Age 2", but the competition is wide and deep, so who knows.