BREAKING! 18 Animated Features Qualify For The Oscar

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It would appear that “The Adventures Of Tintin” has qualified and more intriguingly, the potential exists for 5 nominees this year!  The information below is from the AMPAS Press Release!

18 Animated Features Submitted for 2011 Oscar® Race

Beverly Hills, CA (November 4, 2011)– Eighteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 84th Academy Awards®.The 18 submitted features are:

  • “The Adventures of Tintin”
  • “Alois Nebel”
  • “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
  • “Arthur Christmas”
  • “Cars 2”
  • “A Cat in Paris”
  • “Chico & Rita”
  • “Gnomeo & Juliet”
  • “Happy Feet Two”
  • “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”
  • “Kung Fu Panda 2”
  • “Mars Needs Moms”
  • “Puss in Boots”
  • “Rango”
  • “Rio”
  • “The Smurfs”
  • “Winnie the Pooh”
  • “Wrinkles”

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and meet all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

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

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, 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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