Monday, November 15, 2010

The Big Fifteen

So there are fifteen animated films in the running for the little gold man ...

Beverly Hills, CA — Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards®.

The 15 features are:

“Alpha and Omega”

“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore”

“Despicable Me”

“The Dreams of Jinsha”

“How to Train Your Dragon”

“Idiots and Angels”

“The Illusionist”

“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”


“My Dog Tulip”

“Shrek Forever After”

“Summer Wars”


“Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”

“Toy Story 3”

“The Dreams of Jinsha,” “The Illusionist,” “Summer Wars” and “Tangled” have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process.

Under the rules for this category, in any year in which 8 to 15 animated features are released in Los Angeles County, a maximum of 3 motion pictures may be nominated. If 16 or more animated features are submitted and accepted in the category, a maximum of 5 motion pictures may be nominated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre.

Tinkerbell was mostly produced in India as a (mainly) direct-to-video release.

I'm so old I can remember when the Acadamy Awards happened in April.


Anonymous said...

Toy Story 3,
How To Train Your Dragon,

And it'll be war between Tangled, Despicable Me and something limited release

Anonymous said...

Disney would put Tangled into a five-nomination (just to make sure it wasn't "left out")--But with TS3 as the lead favorite for the main voting, they wouldn't take the chance splitting votes, against Dragon and (Your Favorite Art-Indie Here).
There's still that 10% chance that TS3 won't get Picture this year, and it might be thwarted at the last minute like Up was, so they have to leave themselves the Best Animated back-door. Might be TS3-Dragon-Tangled anyway, but that would depend how disappointing "Illusionist" is.

I'm so old I can remember when the Acadamy Awards happened in April.

(sigh...So can I. :(
That was when the committee had time to think up their own nominations. Then the Weinsteins made a pig of themselves, the awards were pushed up a month to shut them up, and the committee didn't have time in January to do anything except crib the same boring titles off the Golden Globes and National Critics' lists.)

Anonymous said...

With Disney/Pixar pulling out of the Annies, Dragon is the likeliest to win the Annie then, right?

Hopefully that would give it the momentum it needs to take home the Best Animated Feature Oscar. Really thought that was the best one this year and it deserves it...

...and boy, I'd love to see Lasseter's face as Chris Sanders gives his acceptance speech in front of the Academy.

Anonymous said...

Pulling out of supporting the awards has zero effect on what films can be considered...that is to say, any Annie member can write in a nominee.

Anonymous said...

Tangled will definitely be on the short list. It's better than everything this year except for httyd. I definitely think dragons should win, even though I'm sure TS3 will unfortunately get it.

Anonymous said...

You know it's funny. I've started to wonder if Lasseter and Co, didn't pull out of the Annies to avoid unfair practices at DreamWorks, but rather out of fear that by some weird quirk, Tangled might come out on top of TS3. Can you imagine what a grenade that would be?

Anonymous said...

There were enough animated films released to get 5 nominees, but some of the producers didn't bother to submit their films for consideration, so the 16-film threshold wasn't reached. Which is a shame, since this year was an unusually deep field, and there are easily 5 films worthy of the nomination.

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