Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Twenty (20) animated feature films have qualified for Academy Awards consideration, triggering the possibility that when the Oscar nominations are announced, there will be as many as five nominees in the category.
Under Academy rules, if there are 16 or more animated features in a given year, then the animated feature film awards screening committee may nominate up to five of the films.
These are the 20 films that have been submitted for consideration
Big Hero 6, Don Hall and Chris Williams, USA
The Book of Life, Jorge R. Gutierrez, USA
The Boxtrolls, Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, USA
Cheatin’, Bill Plympton, USA
Henry & Me, Barrett Esposito, USA
The Hero of Color City, Frank Gladstone, USA
How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois, USA
Jack et la mécanique du coeur (Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart), Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu, France and Belgium
Jobanni no shima (Giovanni’s Island), Mizuho Nishikubo, Japan
Kaguyahime no monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), Isao Takahata, Japan
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre, USA and India
The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Australia, USA and Denmark
Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues (Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants), Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo, France and Belgium
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Rob Minkoff, USA
Penguins of Madagascar, Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, USA
The Pirate Fairy, Peggy Holmes, USA
Planes: Fire & Rescue, Roberts Gannaway, USA
Rio 2, Carlos Saldanha, USA
Rocks in My Pockets, Signe Baumane, USA and Latvia
Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg and France
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.
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 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.