Friday, November 20, 2015
A few days ago AMPAS announced that sixteen (16) animated films have qualified for Academy Awards consideration, triggering the possibility that when the Oscar nominations are announced, there will be as many as five (5) 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 16 films that have been submitted for consideration
Anomalisa, Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman, USA
Bakemono no ko (The Boy and the Beast), Mamoru Hosoda, Japan
The Good Dinosaur, Peter Sohn, USA
Home, Tim Johnson, USA
Hotel Transylvania 2, Genndy Tartakovsky, USA
Inside Out, Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, USA
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, and Michal Socha, USA, France, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar
Minions, Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, USA
Muumit Rivieralla (Moomins on the Riviera), Xavier Picard and Hanna Hemilä, Finland and France
O Menino e o Mundo (Boy and the World), Alê Abreu, Brazil
Omoide no Mânî (When Marnie Was There), Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan
The Peanuts Movie, Steve Martino, USA
Regular Show: The Movie, J. G. Quintel, USA
Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, UK and France
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, Paul Tibbitt and Mike Mitchell, USA
UFO gakuen no himitsu (The Laws of the Universe - Part 0), Isamu Imakake, Japan
To check the official announcement go here. There are a couple of what could be interesting movies and one in particular, The Prophet is a movie that I have to see for story and hope animation will be complex and interesting to watch.
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. In any year in which 16 or more animated feature films are eligible, a maximum of five 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 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.