The Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences has announced the eligibility lists for international animated films, documentaries and feature films, which are expected to have another very competitive year.
There are 26 animated feature films eligible for this year’s awards, although some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release in order to fulfill the requirement with all category rules. Among these feature films, five will be nominated by the short films and animated feature films branch of the Academy. Other Academy members outside of the respective area may choose to participate with a minimum viewing requirement in order to be eligible to vote. Films submitted for animation are also eligible in other categories, including Best Picture.
Among the hopes are box office success, Walt Disney Pictures’ “Encanto”, as well as critically acclaimed feature films like Netflix’s “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”, Pixar’s “Luca” and “Belle.” by GKids.
Here is the full list of eligible films:
- “The Addams Family 2”
- “The star of the apes”
- “Back to the Outback”
- “Bob Spit – We don’t like people”
- “The Boss Baby: family business”
- “To flee”
- “Fortune favors Lady Nikuko”
- “JosÃ©e, the tiger and the fish”
- “The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim”
- “The Mitchells against the Machines”
- “My Sunny Maad”
- “Paw Patrol the movie”
- “Pompo the cinephile”
- “Chimney Town Poupelle”
- “Raya and the last dragon”
- “Ron was wrong”
- “Sing 2”
- “The spine of the night”
- “The untamed spirit”
- “The Summit of the Gods”
- “Long live”
- “Wish dragon”
The feature documentary has 138 films submitted for review, 100 less than last year’s record number. Members of the documentary arm will vote to determine which 15 films will advance after the shortlist vote which runs from December 10 to 15. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday, December 21.
The full list of eligible documentaries is available on the Academy’s website.
Matching the record number of countries that submitted last year for the international feature film category, 93 will be vying for this year’s ceremony. As previously stated by Variety, Somalia is the only participant in the race for the first time this year.
An international feature film is defined as a feature film (over 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly (over 50%) non-English dialogue track. Academy members from all branches are encouraged to register to participate in the preliminary ballot and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be able to vote in the category. The 15-film shortlist will also be announced on December 21.
The complete list of international features can be found here.
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