15 Animated Features Line Up for 2010 Oscar Race

Beverly Hills, CA (November 15, 2010) — 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”
* “Megamind”
* “My Dog Tulip”
* “Shrek Forever After”
* “Summer Wars”
* “Tangled”
* “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 at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron H. Bynum

    I suppose the obvious guesses will thus be: Toy Story 3; How to Train Your Dragon; Illusionist.

  • irin

    The list looks totally crap. It’s obvious from the ratings that Toy Story 3 and Illusionist will win, but we’ll see which other animated movie will win it. Summer Wars should win, though, because it’s deviant and it shows a lot of Japanese culture and has a very solid story.

    It’s VERY ironic because Idiots and Angels is an AMERICAN movie from 2008 and not 2010. I’ve never heard of it but from the reviews I’ve seen, it looks like a good movie. The director’s also well-known and has won an Oscar before.

    The Oscars don’t include many indie movies, such as Chico and Rita which was just released in the UK recently.

    I heard that The Dreams of Jinsha is a rip-off of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, we’ll see.

  • http://torstenadair.blogspot.com Torsten Adair

    HA! The Shrek “For Your Consideration” ad is still active!