Thursday, November 05, 2015

16 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2015 OSCAR® RACE


         88th Academy Awards®


16 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2015 OSCAR® RACE


The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
“Anomalisa”
“The Boy and the Beast”
“Boy and the World”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Home”
“Hotel Transylvania 2”
“Inside Out”
“Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”
“The Laws of the Universe - Part 0”
“Minions”
Moomins on the Riviera”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Regular Show: The Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water”
“When Marnie Was There”



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.



The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Marshland" Sweeps Spanish Goya Awards






And the winners are:
FILM
“Marshland” (Alberto Rodriguez)
ACTRESS
Barbara Lennie, “Magical Girl”
ACTOR
Javier Gutierrez, “Marshland”
DIRECTOR
Alberto Rodriguez, “Marshland”
EUROPEAN FILM
“Ida,” Pawel Pawlikowsky
FOREIGN SPANISH-LANGUAGE FILM
“Wild Tales,” Damian Szifron
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carmen Machi, “Spanish Affair”
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Karra Elejalde, “Spanish Affair”
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Rafael Cobos, Alberto Rodriguez, “Marshland”
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Javier Fesser, Cristobal Ruiz, Claro Garcia, “Mortadelo & Filemon: Mission Implausible”
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alex Catalan, “Marshland”
ORIGINAL SCORE
Julio de la Rosa, “Marshland”
FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR
Carlos Marques-Marcet, “Long Distance”
EDITING
Jose M. G. Moyano, “Marshland”
LINE PRODUCTION
Edmon Roch, Toni Novella, “El Nino
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, ACTOR
Dani Rovira, “Spanish Affair”
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, ACTRESS
Nerea Barros, “Marshland”
LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
“Coffee to go,” Patricia Font
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Juan and the Cloud,” Giovanni Maccelli
DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Walls,” Miguel Lopez Beraza
COSTUME DESIGN
Fernando Garcia, “Marshland”
ART DIRECTION
Pepe Dominguez, “Marshland”
SOUND
Sergio Burmann, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarrago, “El Nino”
MAKEUP AND HAIR DESIGN
Pedro Rodriguez “Pedrati”, Jose Quetglas, Carmen Veinat,
“Shrew’s Nest”
SPECIAL EFFECTS
Raul Romanillos, Guillermo Orbe, “El Nino”
ORIGINAL SONG
“Nino sin miedo,” India Martinez, Riki Rivera, David Santisteban (“El Nino”)
DOCUMENTARY
“Paco de Lucia: the Search,” Curro Sanchez Varela
ANIMATED FEATURE
“Mortadelo & Filemon: Mission Implausible,” Javier Fesser
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Antonio Banderas
ENDS

List of Oscar® Nominees and winners for 2015 - - 2



Go here to see list of Nominees and WINNERS: http://oscar.go.com/nominees

List of Oscar Nominees for 2015

The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. 


Best Animated Feature Film
"Big Hero 6"
"The Boxtrolls"
"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
"Song of the Sea"
"The Tale of the Princess Kaguya"

Best Documentary Feature
"Citizenfour"
"Finding Vivian Maier"
"Last Days in Vietnam"
"Salt of the Earth"
"Virunga"

Best Film Editing
Sandra Adair, "Boyhood"
Tom Cross, "Whiplash"
William Goldenberg, "The Imitation Game"
Joel Cox and Gary Roach, "American Sniper"
Barney Pilling, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Best Production Design
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Imitation Game"
"Interstellar"
"Into the Woods"
"Mr. Turner"

Best Animated Short Film
"The Bigger Picture"
"The Dam Keeper"
"Feast"
"Me and My Moulton"
"A Single Life

Best Documentary Short Subject
"Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1"
"Joanna"
"Our Curse
"The Reaper"
"White Earth"

Best Live Action Short Film
"Aya"
"Boogaloo and Gram"
"Butter Lamp"
"Parvaneh"
"The Phone Call"

Best Original Song
"Glory" by Common and John Legend, "Selma"
"Lost Stars" by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood, "Begin Again"
"Everything Is Awesome" by Shawn Patterson, "The LEGO Movie"
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You," by Glen Campbell, "Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me"
"Grateful," "Beyond the lights"

Best Sound Editing
"American Sniper"
"Birdman"
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
"Interstellar"
"Unbroken"

Best Sound Mixing
"American Sniper"
"Birdman"
"Interstellar
"Unbroken"
"Whiplash"

Best Visual Effects
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
"Guardians of the Galaxy"
"Interstellar"
"X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Best Actor
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"
Benedict Cumberbatch "Imitation Game"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Eddie Redmayne, "Theory of Everything"

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"
Felicity Jones, "Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Laura Dern, "Wild"
Keira Knightley, "Imitation Game"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, "Birdman"
Roger Deakins, "Unbroken"
Robert D. Yeoman, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Dick Pope, "Mr. Turner"
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lynzewski, "Ida"

Best Costume Design
Colleen Atwood, "Into the Woods"
Anna B. Sheppard, "Maleficent"
Milena Canonero, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Jacqueline Durran, "Mr. Turner"
Mark Bridges, "Inherent Vice"

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Birdman"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Bennett Miller, "Foxcatcher"
Wes Anderson, "Grand Budapest Hotel"
Morten Tyldum, "The Imitation Game"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Ida" -   Poland, "Ida," Pawel Pawlikowski, director;
"Leviathan" -  Russia, "Leviathan," Andrey Zvyagintsev, director;
"Tangerines" - Estonia, "Tangerines," Zaza Urushadze, director;
"Timbuktu" - Mauritania, "Timbuktu," Abderrahmane Sissako, director;
"Wild Tales" - Argentina, "Wild Tales," Damián Szifrón, director.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
"Foxcatcher"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Guardians of the Galaxy"

Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer, "Interstellar"
Alexandre Desplat, "The Imitation Game"
Johann Johannsson, "The Theory of Everything"
Alexandre Desplat, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Gary Yershon, "Mr. Turner"

Best Adapted Screenplay
Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game"
Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash"
Anthony McCarten, "The Theory of Everything"
Jason Hall, "American Sniper"
Paul Thomas Anderson, "Inherent Vice"

Best Original Screenplay
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, "Birdman"
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Dan Gilroy, "Nightcrawler"
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, "Foxcatcher"

Best Picture
"American Sniper"
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
"Selma"
"The Theory of Everything"
"Whiplash"


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

CHANGES THIS YEAR FOR TOMORROW'S 87TH OSCAR® NOMINATIONS



87TH OSCARS® NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015, 5:30 A.M.

SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER, BEVERLY HILLS
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES


FOR THE FIRST TIME, ACADEMY TO ANNOUNCE LIVE OSCAR® NOMINATIONS
IN ALL 24 CATEGORIES 


NOMINATIONS TO BE DELIVERED IN NEW TWO-PART PRESENTATION

1

On January 15, 2015 at 5:30 a.m. PT,  Alfonso Cuarón  and 

and J.J. Abrams
will announce the 

nominees in 11 categories:


Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature,

Documentary Short Subject, Film Editing, Original Song, 

Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live 

Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and 

Visual Effects. 

2




At 5:38 a.m, PT,

Academy President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs,





and Chris Pine, will take the stage to unveil the 

nominations in 13 categories:


Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume 

Design, Directing, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and 

Hairstyling, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay,  

Original Screenplay and Best Picture. 


GLOBAL LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE AT - - oscars.org/live   

and a live feed is supposed to be here tomorrow:










Friday, December 26, 2014

THE INTERVIEW From A Woman's Perspective




Last night I watched the infamous movie, "The Interview". You know, the one that allegedly sparked North Korea to hack Sony Pictures. Frankly, this movie is juvenile to the max. To any educated adults over 21,it will probably be totally disgusting. The character's vocabulary mainly consists of any word that starts with F. If a word doesn't, they put it there anyway. The movie was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, their second directorial work, and their inexperience shows. All the characters are stereotypes and campy, especially Rogan and Franco's journalism characters. Rogan's is so charged with misguided testosterone, he is on the verge of suffering a penis explosion, Franco's is in love with a puppy. Randall Park portrays Kim Jong-un as an idiot psychopath. Ho hum, we've seen that before many times from movie dictators.. Of course, it is shamelessly targeting the 17 - 24 male audience, and will probably gross a gillion dollars. Hopefully, the real Kim Jong-un may be narcissistic enough to relish the fact that he has been portrayed in a Hollywood movie. All this said, there are a few funny moments, but nothing side-splitting. My recommendation? Spend your Christmas at the movies, but watch one of the 10, or so, quality ones.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

NINE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE - - SHORT LIST


 Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®.  Eighty-three films had originally been considered in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Argentina, "Wild Tales," Damián Szifrón, director;

Estonia, "Tangerines," Zaza Urushadze, director;

Georgia, "Corn Island," George Ovashvili, director;

Mauritania, "Timbuktu," Abderrahmane Sissako, director;

Netherlands, "Accused," Paula van der Oest, director;

Poland, "Ida," Paweł Pawlikowski, director;

Russia, "Leviathan," Andrey Zvyagintsev, director;

Sweden, "Force Majeure," Ruben Östlund, director;

Venezuela, "The Liberator," Alberto Arvelo, director
.



Foreign Language Film nominations for 2014 are being determined in two phases.

The Phase I committee, consisting of several hundred Los Angeles-based Academy members, screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 15.  The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.

The shortlist will be winnowed down to the category’s five nominees by specially invited committees in New York, Los Angeles and, for the first time, London.  They will spend Friday, January 9, through Sunday, January 11, viewing three films each day and then casting their ballots.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

323 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 2014 BEST PICTURE OSCAR®


323 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 2014 BEST PICTURE OSCAR®


LOS ANGELES, CA – Three hundred twenty-three feature films are eligible for the 2014 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced earlier this week.

To be eligible for 87th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 87th Academy Awards” is available at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

10 CONTENDERS REMAIN IN VFX (Visual Effects) OSCAR® RACE - Short List



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

    “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
    “Godzilla”
    “Guardians of the Galaxy”
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
    “Interstellar”
    “Maleficent”
    “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”
    “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
    “X-Men: Days of Future Past”


The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the short list.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the short-listed films on Saturday, January 10, 2015.  Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 87th Academy Awards® nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ADVANCE IN 2014 OSCAR® RACE - The Short List


15 films in the Documentary Feature category advance in the voting process.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 87th Oscars®.  One hundred thirty-four films were originally submitted in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

"Art and Craft," Purple Parrot Films
"The Case against 8," Day in Court
"Citizen Koch," Elsewhere Films
"CitizenFour," Praxis Films
"Finding Vivian Maier," Ravine Pictures
"The Internet’s Own Boy," Luminant Media
"Jodorowsky’s Dune," City Film
"Keep On Keepin’ On," Absolute Clay Productions
"The Kill Team," f/8 filmworks
"Last Days in Vietnam," Moxie Firecracker Films
"Life Itself," Kartemquin Films and Film Rites
"The Overnighters," Mile End Films West
"The Salt of the Earth," Decia Films
"Tales of the Grim Sleeper," Lafayette Film
"Virunga," Grain Media


The Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting.  Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

     The 87th Academy Awards® nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.


      The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

TEN LIVE ACTION SHORTS ADVANCE IN TWENTY-FOURTEEN OSCAR® RACE



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-one pictures originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies (in parentheses) and writers or directors where applicable:

“Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis Films)

“Baghdad Messi,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Kobe Van Steenberghe, producer (a team productions)

“Boogaloo and Graham,” Michael Lennox, director, and Ronan Blaney, writer (Out of Orbit)

“Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak),” Hu Wei, director, and Julien Féret, producer
(AMA Productions)

"Carry On,” Yatao Li, director (Rochester Institute of Technology)

“My Father’s Truck,” Maurício Osaki, director (Lupi Filmes)

“Parvaneh,” Talkhon Hamzavi, director, and Stefan Eichenberger, producer (Zurich University of Arts)

“The Phone Call,” Mat Kirkby, director, and James Lucas, writer (RSA Films)

“SLR,” Stephen Fingleton, director, and Matthew James Wilkinson, producer (Stigma Films)

“Summer Vacation [Chofesh Gadol],” Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, directors (GREENproductions)  




The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist.  Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards® will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.


The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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Sunday, November 09, 2014

TEN ANIMATED SHORTS ADVANCE IN 2014 OSCAR® RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®.  Fifty-eight pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

“The Bigger Picture,” Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)
“Coda,” Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)
“The Dam Keeper,” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)
“Duet,” Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)
“Feast,” Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
“Footprints,” Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
“Me and My Moulton,” Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)
“The Numberlys,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)
“A Single Life,” Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)
“Symphony No. 42,” Réka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)


The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist.  Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

TWENTY ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2014 OSCAR® RACE



Here, listed in alphabetical order, are the 20 Animated Feature Films submitted for possible nomination in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards® _ _ _

“Big Hero 6”
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“Cheatin’”
“Giovanni’s Island”
“Henry & Me”
“The Hero of Color City”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”
“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”
“The Lego Movie”
“Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants”
“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
“Penguins of Madagascar”
“The Pirate Fairy”
“Planes: Fire & Rescue”
“Rio 2”
“Rocks in My Pockets”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”


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.
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 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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