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33 Films Qualify For Nomination For The Best Animated Feature Oscar

The cinema Awards season is here. Various awards bodies and organisations are announcing their favourite films of the past twelve months- and animation is often included. The highest profile awards are still The Oscars, even if they're arguably not as relevant as they once were.

We won't find out the nominations until early next year, but ahead of that The Academy releases long lists of the films that have qualified for nominations in various categories. Among them Best Animated Feature.

This year's list features a record 33 titles- up from 27 last year. This list will ultimately be narrowed down to five films, as selected by the Short Film and Feature Animation branch plus any member of the wider Academy who opts in. Then the ultimate winner will be chosen by the whole Academy membership.

Animated Features are also eligible for nominations in other categories including Best Picture. The Peasants has been selected as Poland's entry for Best International Feature Film.

This year's race doesn't feel like a foregone conclusion like last year. Both Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse and The Boy And The Heron could be easy winners in another year. Perhaps they could split the vote and allow another film like Nimona to sneak in. This is an unusual year in that neither Disney or Pixar's entry feels like they are nailed on for nominations.

Not all films have yet had their qualifying theatrical run and will need to complete them in order to be eligible.

Check out the full list, below.

Animated Feature

The Amazing Maurice

Blue Giant

The Boy and the Heron


Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

Deep Sea


Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia

The First Slam Dunk

The Inventor


Lonely Castle in the Mirror

The Magician’s Elephant


Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie

The Monkey King

My Love Affair with Marriage


Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie

The Peasants


Robot Dreams

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Super Mario Bros. Movie


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

They Shot the Piano Player


Trolls Band Together

Unicorn Wars

Warrior King