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Record 27 Animated Features Vie for Oscar Nods

There won't be a problem meeting the minimum number of 16 animated features required to earn five Oscar slots this year.

"The Red Turtle"

“The Red Turtle”

There will be five Oscar nominations for animated feature this year, as a record 27 submissions are up for consideration; 16 or more films must qualify for the five slot maximum.

Here are the submitted features, listed in alphabetical order:
“The Angry Birds Movie”
“April and the Extraordinary World”
Finding Dory
“Ice Age: Collision Course”
“Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Kung Fu Panda 3”
“The Little Prince”
“Long Way North”
“Miss Hokusai”
“Monkey King: Hero Is Back”
“Mustafa & the Magician”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“Phantom Boy”
“The Red Turtle”
“Sausage Party”
“The Secret Life of Pets”
“25 April”
“Your Name.”

Finding Dory

“Finding Dory”

Several films will need to fulfill their Los Angeles qualifying run in order to be deemed eligible by the Academy. Animated films may also vie for other categories; most often, they are writing and music.

Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, and the ABC live telecast, to be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, will take place on Sunday February 26. A search for a host is under way.

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