Finalists announced for next year's animation Oscar race
Posted Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:50 PM Central
Last updated Monday, November 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM Central
by Tim Briscoe
Fifteen features are in consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for next year's Oscars. The Academy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced the eligible films.
According to rules set forth by the Academy, this means only three will actually be nominated. Had their been just one more submitted to reach the 16 minimum there would have been 5 nominees.
Here are the films up for consideration:
- 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
- My Dog Tulip
- Shrek Forever After
- Summer Wars
- Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
- Toy Story 3
This year's race is more competitive than ever. So much that the Pixar submission, Toy Story 3, isn't exactly the clear favorite. While it's sure to be among the final three, it has a tough battle with Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Tangled, and Legend of the Guardians.
This year's animation Oscar went to Disney/Pixar's Up. Pixar has won the category in each of the last three years. In the short history of the category that began in 2001, Pixar has lost just two times in the years their films have been nominated.
The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The big event will then be held on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 27.