20 Films Race for Oscar Best Animated Feature! Which One's Your Pick? 


I, of course, pick Disney/Pixar's "Up." I saw the film again in Blu-ray and I cried and laughed again, and again, and again.

So according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences rules, there must be at least 16 eligible films in a year to expand to five nominations. Did you know that if there are fewer than eight eligible films, the category disappears?

No need to worry about the Best Animated Feature category to vanish this year. 20 films were submitted for consideration! And they are:

* “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”
* “Astro Boy”
* “Battle for Terra”
* “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
* “Coraline”
* “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
* “The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer”
* “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
* “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”
* “Mary and Max”
* “The Missing Lynx”
* “Monsters vs. Aliens”
* “9”
* “Planet 51”
* “Ponyo”
* “The Princess and the Frog”
* “The Secret of Kells”
* “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”
* “A Town Called Panic”
* “Up”

So besides "Up," I want "Ponyo," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Coraline," and "Monsters vs. Aliens" to be nominated.

Variety is reporting that films submitted in this category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including best picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

Nominations will be announced Feb. 2nd, and the Oscars will be broadcast live on March 7th.

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