Academy Creates Oscar for Animated Features
Feature-length animated films are now eligible for their own Oscar,
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on
Wednesday, September 27th.
Long a dream of Hollywood's animators, the new award for Best
Animated Feature will only be triggered by the release of eight or
more eligible films in a calendar year, the Academy says in a
The first Oscar could be presented in 2002, coinciding with the
awards' first presentation in their new Hollywood home, the Academy
adds. To be eligible, the films must be at least 70 minutes long
and be "primarily animated.”
It is the first new Oscar created since 1981, when the Academy
established an award for make-up, and an honorary Oscar for a
career of technological contributions – WENN.
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