"Tangled", "Megamind" among animated Oscar contenders

Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:16pm EST
 
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By Gregg Kilday

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Tangled," "Megamind," "Despicable Me" and "Shrek Forever After" are among the 15 qualifying films vying for an Oscar nomination this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said on Monday.

But because only 15 films have been accepted for consideration, there will be no more than three animated movies nominated in the best animated feature category this year.

Under the rules for this category, in order to trigger a potential five nominees, 16 films would have had to be accepted for consideration.

The Academy gave the list of qualifying films as; "Toy Story 3", "How to Train Your Dragon", "Shrek Forever After", "Megamind", "Tangled", "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue", "Despicable Me", "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore", "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole", "The Illusionist", "Alpha and Omega", "The Dreams of Jinsha", "Idiots and Angels", "My Dog Tulip" and "Summer Wars".

Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced on January 25.

(Editing by Jill Serjeant)