With Halloween nearly here, it’s time to start thinking about the next big season. That’s right, awards season. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has accepted consideration requests from several studios in the Animated Feature Film category. Two family films from Disney are among the 25 feature films that have been submitted to the Academy.

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What’s happening:

  • Several studios have submitted their films to the Academy for consideration for Oscar nomination in the Animated Feature Film category.
  • Among those submitted Disney has requested consideration for:
    • Incredibles 2
    • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Fox has requested consideration for:
    • Isle of Dogs
  • Sony has requested consideration for their film (based on a Disney-owned Marvel property):
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Other films submitted include:
    • Ana y Bruno
    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
    • Early Man
    • Fireworks
    • Have a Nice Day
    • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
    • The Laws of the Universe – Part I
    • Liz and the Blue Bird
    • Lu over the Wall
    • MFKZ
    • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
    • Mirai
    • The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
    • On Happiness Road
    • Ruben Brandt, Collector
    • Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
    • Sherlock Gnomes
    • Smallfoot
    • Tall Tales
    • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
    • Tito and the Birds

Good to know:

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The 89th Academy Awards will air this Sunday on ABC

  • Some 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.
  • Sixteen or more films must qualify for the maximum of five nominees to be voted.
  • Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.
  • Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Tune in:

  • The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
  • The show will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.

In other AMPAS news:

  • Earlier this year, the Academy announced a slightly new structure for the 2019 Oscar telecast that would include live awards given during commercial breaks. The Academy also planned to introduce a Popular Film category, however following mixed reactions to the announcement have since put the decision on hold.
 
 

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