Sixteen features -- from director Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’ to Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ are submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards.
Sixteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards.
Assuming all 16 films complete their qualifying run, the field is just large enough to warrant a full five-nomination slate at the upcoming Academy Awards. At least eight animated features must have been submitted and released in theaters in Los Angeles County for the category to be activated.
The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.