Members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just released their list of feature films eligible for consideration in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, and International Feature Film categories for the 94th Academy Awards. Eligibility lists by category can be viewed at Oscars.org/94thFeatureEligibility. Complete 94th Academy Awards rules can be found at Oscars.org/rules.
26 features have been declared eligible for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category. Some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release and must fulfill that requirement, as well as comply with all the category’s other qualifying rules to advance in the voting process.
To determine the five Oscar nominees, members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to vote in the category. Academy members outside of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are invited to opt in to participate and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.
The eligible Animated feature films are:
- The Addams Family 2
- The Ape Star
- Back to the Outback
- Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People
- The Boss Baby: Family Business
- Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
- Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
- The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim
- The Mitchells vs. the Machines
- My Sunny Maad
- Paw Patrol The Movie
- Pompo the Cinephile
- Poupelle of Chimney Town
- Raya and the Last Dragon
- Ron’s Gone Wrong
- Sing 2
- The Spine of Night
- Spirit Untamed
- The Summit of the Gods
- Wish Dragon
All dates and rules for the 94th Academy Awards are subject to change based on national guidelines, state-mandated government orders and Academy-determined best practices.
Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.