The Academy announced 20 movies that will race for up to at least five nominations for Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards. Keep reading to learn more about the splendid celebration of cinematic accomplishments in the film industry.
According to Gulf News, filmmakers must complete the theatrical release requirements based on the rules made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They must abide with all of the category’s other qualifying set of rules before they can proceed in the voting process. For the Animated Features Category to be activated, at least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year.
It was also reported that the number of nominees will be based on how many animated features were released on the same year. The Academy has imposed a minimum of 16 released animated films in order to have five animated nominees. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category could also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the prerequisites for those categories.
Five films will be shortlisted from a big and varied section. The 2014 submission list include a mix of big American studio pictures as well as smaller, overseas entries. Films from big production houses such as Disney Animation’s “Big Hero 6,” DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” and Warner Bros’ “The Lego Movie” are submitted along with foreign entries from smaller production houses such as Ireland’s “The Song of the Sea, Japan’s “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” and the French/Belgian “Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants.” Click HERE to check out the full list of the submitted animated features for 2015 Oscars.
Oscar nominations will be announced live on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. It will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The ceremony will air live on the ABC Television Network at 4:00 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. It also will be aired live in more than 225 countries and territories throughout the world.
And that’s it for the 87th Academy Awards update. For more details coming up about the event, including the complete list of winners, best moments, fashion verdict and performances, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).