We love a good animated feature here at “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken and yes the same does apply for the Metal Media Command HQ of PiercingMetal based on just how many superhero films get that treatment.
The Press Release:
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
“The Addams Family”
“The Angry Birds Movie 2”
“Another Day of Life”
“Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles”
“Children of the Sea”
“Dilili in Paris”
“Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of Savagery”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
“I Lost My Body”
“The Last Fiction”
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
“Marona’s Fantastic Tale”
“The Secret Life of Pets 2”
“Spies in Disguise”
“The Swallows of Kabul”
“This Magnificent Cake!”
“Toy Story 4”
“Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris”
“Weathering with You”
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles seven-day 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 nominations voting process. To determine the five nominees, members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to vote in the category. Academy members outside of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are invited to opt-in to participate and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.
Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.
The 92nd Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: That sure is an impressive list and I see some of the films that I rallied behind in the submission list such as “Toy Story 4”, “The Addams Family”, “The Secret Life Of Pets 2”, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”. It’s my hope that some of these favorites will win the Big Trophy. What did you readers think about this list? Are there any animated features that you saw this year missing from the rundown? Do you plan on complaining to the Official Oscars people about it? I am sure there is a link for the irate member or the general public in there somewhere. That’s all I have for this post so I will make my exit and see you next time. As you know I am wandering the NY Comic Con and occasionally sitting down to make sure that important transmissions are reaching you.