Animated Oscar Feature Entries Due Nov. 1

Entry forms and supporting materials to qualify for the 84th Academy Awards’ Animated Feature category must be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5:00 p.m. PT on Nov. 1. The deadline to submit accompanying film prints is Nov. 11. Thanks to a new policy, a maximum of four films can now be nominated if 13-15 qualify. In the past, anything under 16 qualifiers meant three Oscar nominees. So expect either four or five nominees this Oscar season. So far, Rango‘s the front-runner, but it’s the most wide-open field in years, with The Adventures of Tintin, Cars 2, Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rio, Happy Feet 2, and Winnie the Pooh all vying for slots. Plus there are the late season indie entries Chico and Rita and A Cat in Paris.

Complete 84th Academy Awards rules are available at Additional information may be obtained by contacting Meredith Shea by phone at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1190, by fax at (310) 247-2600, or by e-mail at

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live Jan. 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Events, Movies, Oscar, Tech

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