Battling for Oscar nominations this year will be Shrek and sharks, dogs and superheroes, the bottom of the sea and the top of the world. On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 11 movies were eligible for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Along with Shrek 2, the year’s top-grossing movie, the hit Shark Tale, and likely blockbusters The Incredibles (opening Friday), Polar Express, and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, the eligible films are Clifford?s Really Big Movie, Disney?s Teacher?s Pet, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Home on the Range, The Legend of Buddha, and Sky Blue. (Hey, why no Team America: World Police? Doesn’t puppetry count as stop-motion animation?) The films are competing for three nomination slots in the category. Nominations will be announced Jan. 25, with the awards ceremony taking place on Feb. 27. That gives Papa Incredible almost four months to slim down enough to fit into his tuxedo.
Posted January 17 2015 — 6:16 AM EST
- 'The Messengers' premiere: Heaven or hell?
- Casting Net: Ben Stiller confirms Penelope Cruz will be in 'Zoolander 2'
- 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' gets Veteran's Day 2016 release
- Five Broadway tickets to snag before Tony nominations make it impossible
- 'Star Wars': 5 revelations from Carrie Fisher at Celebration Q&A
- 'Batman v Superman' trailer is here; official release by Zack Snyder follows leak
- Never-before-seen passage from Madeleine L'Engle's 'A Wrinkle in Time' found
- 'Orphan Black': So, you wanna date a clone?
- 'Star Wars': 15 behind-the-scenes 'Force Awakens' pics
- Dirty words on TV? 17 faves whose spew is par for the coarse
- TV Style: 3 costume pros on their '70s-'80s-'90s inspirations
- Madonna's Cone Bra turns 25: How this Gaultier lingerie's legacy lingers
- Naomi Campbell, Jessica & Rosario, the Star Wars Cast & More