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Animated Oscar Race Just Misses Five Nods Qualification

Fifteen features have been accepted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards.

Press Release from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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”    * “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.

ABOUT THE ACADEMYThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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