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- June 25, 2001
- Rules for Academy Award Best
Animated Feature Released
- Shrek and Atlantis
- Release Charts: Animated,
Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day
- CNN Sunday Morning TV: High Tech Animation
Academy Award Best Animated Feature Released
(press release) The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (6/19) approved final
rules for the new Best Animated Feature Film Award and further
tightened rules governing who is eligible to accept an Oscar®
In an eligibility
rule that applies to all awards, the governors made explicit the
organization's long-term principle that "the Academy shall
not be bound by any contract or agreement relating to the sharing
or giving of credit and reserves the right to make its own determination
of credit for purposes of award consideration."
been making their way into employment contracts lately specifying
that if a film receives an Academy Award® nomination for achievement
in the contractor's area of expertise, he or she has to be included
among the nominees, Academy Executive Director Bruce Davis said.
"We want to make it clear that we aren't bound by any such
contract. The Academy makes the ultimate determination of who
its nominees are."
in the 2001 rules further restricts who can be named as a nominee
or accept a statuette for Best Picture. The governors added a
sentence stating that "Studio executives and personal managers
with producer credit are likewise ineligible for Best Picture
nominations and statuettes unless they have fully functioned as
producers on the picture."
In other rules
changes, the Academy specified that:
* in addition
to the traditional film formats, exhibition by a non-videotape
digital process also will qualify a motion picture for Academy
* a second
set decorator might, in some instances, be eligible for award
Short Subjects may also qualify for awards consideration by winning
a best documentary short award from one of nine designated film
of the rules include normal date changes and minor "housekeeping"
changes, Davis said.
the new Best Animated Feature Film Award define an animated feature
film as "a motion picture of at least 70 minutes in running
time where a significant number of the major characters in the
film are animated, and animation figures in no less than 75% of
the picture's running time."
on whether or not to activate the category in a given year will
be made by the executive committee of the Short Films and Feature
Animation branch, which will review all of the animated feature
films released in Los Angeles County during the year to determine
If eight or
more are found to be eligible, the committee may choose to recommend
to the Board of Governors that there be an animated feature award
given for that year. If the governors accept the committee's recommendation,
the nomination process will be set in motion.
committee will be recruited from among Los Angeles-area members
from all branches. Committee members will be required to see all
of the eligible films and will vote to determine the nominated
films in the category. All Academy voting members will be eligible
to vote to select the film that will receive the Oscar.
for the new category will be presented to "the key creative
talent most clearly responsible for the overall achievement,"
normally a single individual, on behalf of the entire production.
In no case will more than two statuettes be presented.
Films and Feature Animation branch will have the right to resolve
all questions of eligibility, rules interpretation and the designation
of award recipients. As with all awards, the Board of Governors
will make the final determination if an award is to be presented
in the category in any given year.
in the Best Animated Feature category may qualify for Academy
Awards® in other areas, including Best Picture, provided they
meet the rules criteria governing those categories.
"74th Annual Academy Award Rules" booklet will be ready
for distribution to Academy members during the first week of August.
rules are reviewed annually by branch and category committees,
and submitted to the Awards Rules Committee, which then reviews
all proposed changes and presents its recommendations to the Board
nominations for the year 2001 will be announced at 5:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at the Academy. The 74th Annual Academy
Awards Presentation will be telecast live from the Kodak Theatre
at Hollywood & Highland by the ABC Television Network at 5:30
p.m., PST, on Sunday, March 24, 2002.
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(by digitalmediafx.com) Atlantis:
The Lost Empire made an estimated $13.2 at the
box office to bring its total to $44.3 million to date. Meanwhile,
made an estimated $11 million to bring its total to $215.8 million.
will be published tomorrow.
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Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) Akira fans - your DVD is here! See
this listing and several more in today's update which lists animated,
anime, and FX DVDs becoming available starting tomorrow. Here's
Limited Special Edition (anime)
the Lad: Wanted (anime)
1/2 Random Rhapsody - V.3 (anime)
Raiders - Brave New Worlds - Vol. 5 (animated)
Collector's Pack - Capricorn One - Stargate - Millenium
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of the Day - CNN Sunday Morning TV: High Tech Animation
fantasy movies are gobbling up millions of dollars at the box
office. Computer generations are becoming state-of-the-art. So
what happened to the old tradition of drawing those animations
Vercammen takes a look
here for the full story.
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