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Academy Accepts 15 Submissions for Animation Race: Only Three Nomination Slots

Academy Accepts 15 Submissions for Animation Race: Only Three Nomination Slots

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Bad news for contenders in the Oscar animation race–unless you happen to be Toy Story 3 or How to Train Your Dragon–now all the 15 submissions accepted by the Academy will be vying for three slots. If there had been 16, there would have been five slots. That did not happen, so the likes of Tangled, Despicable Me, The Illusionist and Megamind will compete for that third slot. Who will land it?

Toy Story 3 is also likely to land in the top ten race for best picture. The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater and the awards show will be beamed worldwide on February 27 from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

Here’s the Academy’s list of eligible feature contenders (The Dreams of Jinsha, The Illusionist, Summer Wars and Tangled have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run):

The 15 features are:

“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”

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Idiots and Angels definitely deserves a nomination. Too bad Hollywood doesn’t reward art.

Dean Treadway

I still think MY DOG TULIP is a REAL dark horse contender.

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